TRM basketball teams swept by Cottage Hill Friday

Published 9:38 am Monday, January 7, 2013

The 2013 half of the schedule for the T.R. Miller basketball teams did not get off to a good start Friday as all three Tiger teams dropped road losses to the Cottage Hill Warriors.
In B-team action, the Tigers of T.R. Miller dropped a 58-19 loss to end their two-game winning streak and fall to 2-3 this season. The B-team had not played since a home win over W.S. Neal on Friday, Dec. 14.
In girls action, the Lady Tigers fell to 2-10 overall and to 1-1 in area play with a 52-21 loss.
In varsity boys action, the Tigers saw their losing streak increase to six games as they lost 74-44 to fall to 1-8 overall and remain winless in area play as they fell to 0-2.
T.R. Miller’s teams will be back in action Tuesday on the road at W.S. Neal with tip slated for 4:30 p.m. The Tigers will travel to Bayside Friday for an area game, but will return home on Monday, Jan. 14 when they host Monroe County.

CH 58, TRM B-team 19
Playing in their first game in three weeks, the T.R. Miller B-team struggled on offense as they dropped a 39-point loss to Cottage Hill, 58-19.
Cottage Hill scored more points in the first quarter than the Tigers did in the whole game.
T.R. Miller was outscored 20-6 in the first quarter before being shutout in the second quarter 12-0 to go into the half down 32-6.
Trailing by 26 points at the half, Cottage Hill increased their lead by seven points as they held a 15-8 advantage over the Tigers in the quarter to take a 47-14 lead into the final quarter of play.
In the fourth, T.R. Miller was outscored 11-5 as they took the loss by 39 points.
Tamerick Jenkins led with six points in the loss while Carlos Thomas added five points. Markail Mitchell finished with four points while Marcus Paul and Trin Miller both had two points each.

CH 52, TRM Lady Tigers 21
In their first game and area game of the 2013 half of their schedule, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers dropped a 31-point loss to Cottage Hill, 52-21.
In the first quarter, Cottage Hill doubled up the Lady Tigers 14-7. Cottage Hill would duplicate their 14 points from the first quarter in the second quarter as they outscored the Lady Tigers 14-4 to increase their lead to 28-11 at the half.
While Cottage Hill posted back-to-back 14 points in the first and second quarter, the Lady Tigers posted back-to-back second and third quarter points as they were held to four points against while the Lady Warriors poured in 21 of their own to increase their lead to 49-15 heading into the fourth quarter of play.
In the fourth, T.R. Miller finally held the upper hand on the night as they outscored Cottage Hill 6-3, but it was too little too late as the Lady Tigers lost by 31 points.
The Lady Tigers were 4-for-4 from the free throw line while Cottage Hill was 2-for-2.
Lateysia Montgomery led the Lady Tigers with seven points in the loss while Emonea Curry and Shae Nicholson both finished with six points. Mekia Williams chipped in two points for the Lady Tigers.

CH 74, TRM varsity Tigers 44
The T.R. Miller varsity Tigers remained winless in area play Friday night at Cottage Hill as the Warriors defeated the Tigers of T.R. Miller by 30 points, 74-44.
The Tigers had two players finish in double figures in the loss as Trae Walker had 17 points and Chardian Johnson finished with 11 points. Walker went 9-for-10 from the free throw line.
Caden Lodge added eight points for the Tigers while Jalen Jones, Marquise Thomas, Caleb Hubbard and David Barragan all finished with two points each.
Cottage Hill jumped out to an early nine-point lead over the Tigers, 16-7, in the first quarter. In the second, Cottage Hill poured in 25 points and held T.R. Miller to nine points to increase the lead to 41-16 at the halftime break.
In the third quarter, the Tigers held the upper hand as they edged out the Warrior 17-14 to cut into the lead by three points, but still trailed by 22 points, 55-33, heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Cottage Hill ended the game on a 19-11 run to come away with the 30-point win.