Tigers keep it rolling

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Girls Varsity

W 75-7 vs. Florala

T.R. Miller girls basketball improved to 4-0 on the season last week after defeating Florala and Georgiana behind big offensive outbursts from Janazsia Nettles.

Nettles scored 23 in the first win over Florala, a 75-8 blowout win for the Tigers.

Valerie Samuel chipped in with a double-double, recording 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists and six steals. Steely Ruzic was the only other double-digit scorer, dropping in 12 points to go along with seven rebounds. Alijah Fountain had nine points and nine rebounds to go along with three blocks.

W 71-24 vs. Georgiana

Nettles led the scoring again in the second win, scoring 23 points in a 71-24 win over Georgiana.

Fountain had a day, scoring 17 points and collecting three rebounds, five steals, two assists and a block. Kyla-Bell Barton battled her way to six points and eight rebounds in the effort.

Boys Varsity

The T.R. Miller boys basketball team split its opening action last week, defeating Florala and falling to Georgiana to make them 1-1.

Last Tuesday, TRM escaped with a close win against Florala, 52-47.

The team was paced by a double-double from Jordan Hails, who finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

Joshua Jolly chipped in with a double-double of his own, pouring in 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The TRM defense was able to hold Florala to 26% from the field, while shooting at 38% itself.

In the second game of the week, Georgiana rode a 28-point third quarter to pull away from the Tigers late in a 72-45 loss on the road.

Jolly led the way offensively, scoring 18 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists.

Shiv Patel pitched in 13 points and four rebounds of his own. Jordan Hails had seven points and 10 rebounds in the effort.

The Tigers had 14 turnovers in the game, leading to 16 Panther points.

Georgiana shot 50% from the field and used the fastbreak as the difference in the game, scoring 27 points in transition in comparsion to zero for the Tigers.

The Tigers were 8/12 from the free throw line as a team.

Upcoming Schedule

The teams hosted Andalusia yesterday, and will compete in the county tournament over the course of the next three days at W.S. Neal., taking on Atmore tomorrow, WSN Friday and Flomaton on Saturday.