Hillcrest sweeps Miller again

Published 6:00 pm Monday, January 30, 2017

It was another close game between the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers and Hillcrest-Evergreen Lady Jaguars. A Miller win would tie the matchup at one apiece to force a coin toss for area tournament seeding. Hillcrest would have no such hypothetical discussions.

After trailing since tip off, Miller clawed its way back into the game with less than two minutes to play in the fourth quarter. With the score 37-34, Hillcrest made three free throws to extend its lead by six. Miller’s Jakyra Spears added a layup to make the score 40-36.

Hillcrest added another free throw to make the score 41-37 in its favor. With Miller’s chances dwindling, Longmire connected for a three-pointer to draw the Lady Tigers to within a bucket. The three-pointer was the last score for Miller. Hillcrest closed out the game with free throws going 6-of-8 from the line.

Steely Ruzic led Miller with 12 points. Longmire scored 10 points.

Tyesha Rudolph led Hillcrest with a game high 25 points, 15 of which came in the second half. Tykeria Merrills had 10 points.

In boy’s action the Miller varsity team was defeated by Hillcrest, 62-27.

Leading Miller was Joshua Jolly with 13 points.

Jarrett Taylor led Hillcrest with a game-high 16 points. Kobe Bradley scored 11 points.

The B-team lost to Hillcrest 63-18. Adarius Oliver of Hillcrest led all scorers with 14 points.