Lady Tigers stay hungry, Johnson scores 41 in Tigers loss
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers continued their winning streak Friday night after defeating the Hillcrest-Evergreen Lady Jaguars 46-31. The TRM varsity boys loss to Hillcrest 72-64.
After a photo finish ending between the two teams earlier in the season with Miller edging out the win, Friday night’s game started out just as competitive. At the end of the first Miller led the game 8-6. The Tigers extended their lead to make the score 21-16 at the end of the first half.
Hillcrest’s Tyesha Rudolph was the lone scorer for her team in the third quarter. Behind senior Emonea Curry, Miller outscored Hillcrest 11-8 in the third. Miller outscored Hillcrest 10-4 in the fourth to pull out the win.
Tyesha Rudolph was the leading scorer for Hillcrest with 20 points.
Leading the Lady Tigers was Mekhia Williams with 13 points and four steals; Emonea Curry with 10 points and six rebounds; Morgan Longmire with 10 points and two steals; and Kyla Bell with nine points and a game high 25 rebounds.
The Lady Tigers are 17-3 for the season.
In boy’s action, Hillcrest led Miller 32-24 at the half. By the end of three, Miller found themselves down 59-31.
Led by senior Chardian Johnson the Tigers made a push to overcome its fourth quarter deficit, but the Jaguars kept the Tigers at bay from any comeback via the three point shot.
Leading the Tigers was Chardian Johnson with 41 points and 12 rebounds.
Johnson is averaging 19.6 points and 8.9 rebounds for the season.
Leading Hillcrest was Kobe Bradley with 18 points, Jarrett Taylor with 17 points and Tyrell Riley with 13 points.
TRM had 12 turnovers for the game and was 13 of 21 from the free throw line.
TRM is 8-8 for the season and 2-4 in the area.