TRM basketball takes losses Thursday in Jackson Christmas tournament
It was a long day and a long night for the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers and varsity Tigers Thursday night in Jackson as they opened the 2012 DeMarquis Besteda Christmas Tournament with 40-point losses.
The Lady Tigers dropped to 2-8 this season with a 45-point loss to Davidson High School, 71-26. The T.R. Miller varsity Tigers lost 81-41 to the host Jackson Aggies to fall to 1-6 and see their losing streak increase to four games.
With the losses, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers were to play Vigor—who lost to the Jackson Lady Aggies—Friday in the consolation games of the tournament while the varsity Tigers were to play Satsuma. Satsuma lost to Vigor Thursday.
Both teams will be back in action Friday, Jan. 4, at Cottage Hill. The game will be an area game for T.R. Miller. The Lady Tigers are currently 1-0 in area play while the varsity Tigers are 0-1.
Davidson 71, TRM Lady Tigers 26
Davidson jumped out to a 19-1 lead over the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers Thursday in the opening round of games in the Jackson Christmas tournament and never looked back as they rolled to a 71-26 win.
After outscoring T.R. Miller 19-1 in the first quarter, the Lady Warriors put up 19 points again in the second quarter while the Lady Tigers had 10 to increase their lead to 38-11 at the half.
In the third quarter, Davidson increased their lead to 60-20 heading into the fourth quarter as they outscored the Lady Tigers 22-9 in the quarter.
Leading by 40 in the fourth quarter, Davidson ended the game on an 11-6 run to get the win by 45 points.
Lateysia Montgomery led the Lady Tigers with 12 points—all coming on 3-pointers. O’Nesha Hall and Steely Ruzic both had six points, with Ruzic’s six all coming from 3-pointers.
Mekhia Williams added two points in the loss.
Jackson 81, TRM varsity Tigers 41
After trailing by as many as 12 points early to the Jackson Aggies Thursday night, the T.R. Miller varsity Tigers cut the lead to five points in the second quarter, but that would be as close as they would get as the Aggies cruised to a 40-point win.
Jackson opened the game on a 12-0 run and the Tigers scoreless until the 3:57 mark of the first quarter. Jackson would outscore T.R. Miller 24-13 in the first quarter to take an early 11-point lead.
In the second quarter, the Aggies built a 12-point lead with 7:04 left to play before the half, but the Tigers used a run of their own to cut the lead to five points—29-24— with 5:21 left in the quarter. From there, Jackson ended the half on a 15-1 run to grab a 44-25 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, the Aggies broke the game wide open with a 28-9 scoring advantage over the Tigers to take a 72-34 lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth, the Aggies edged out T.R. Miller 9-7 to get the win by 40 points.
Trae Walker led the Tigers with 11 points while Caden Lodge and Chardian Johnson both finished with seven points each. David Barragan chipped in six points while Caleb Hubbard and Jalen Jones both had four points each. Marquise Thomas finished with two points in the loss for the Tigers.
Jackson hit nine 3-pointers in their win over the Tigers. T.R. Miller went 9-for-14 from the free throw line while Jackson was 10-for-22.