Straughn sweeps TRM basketball Tuesday
From staff reports
In a battle of the Tigers Tuesday night in Brewton, it was the Tigers of Straughn that won all three basketball games over T.R. Miller.
In B-team action, the TRM Tigers lost 29-14 to fall to 0-2 this season. In varsity action, TRM lost 48-46 in overtime to see their record drop to 1-1.
In girl’s action, TRM lost 45-36 to fall to 2-3 this season. No stats were known from the girl’s game.
Straughn 29, TRM B-team 14
In B-team action Tuesday, TRM’s Tigers dropped their second game in as many days as they lost 29-14.
A lousy first quarter for TRM was the difference in the game as Straughn raced out to a 15-1 lead after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, both teams scored four points each as TRM trailed 19-5 at the half.
In the third quarter, Straughn outscored TRM 8-3 to take a 27-8 leading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, TRM tried to rally as they outscored Straughn 6-2, but took the loss by 15 points.
Joshua Jolly led TRM with eight points while Michael Campbell had four in the loss.
Straughn 48, TRM varsity 46 (OT)
TRM’s varsity Tigers failed to start the year 2-0 Tuesday as they suffered a 48-46 loss to Straughn in overtime.
TRM led 14-5 after one quarter of play, but only led 22-20 at the half after Straughn held a 15-8 scoring advantage in the second quarter.
In the third, Straughn cut into TRM’s lead again as they outscored the Tigers of TRM 13-12 to trail only 34-33 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, Straughn once against outscored TRM by one point as they held an 8-7 in the quarter to tie the game up at 41-all to force overtime.
In overtime, Straughn ended the game on a 7-5 run to get the win by two points.
Chardian Johnson led TRM with 23 points while Trae Walker added 15 points in the loss.
“I’m really proud of the way our guys played tonight,” TRM head coach Juan Johnson said. “The ball just didn’t bounce our way at the end. Straughn has an outstanding basketball program. We didn’t do everything right, but our will to compete was amazing to watch.”
Johnson said his team learned some things about theirselves that will help them later on down in season.
“We will correct those mistakes over the next few days of practice and continue to prepare for our next opponent,” he said.
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