Red Level Tigers fall, again

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2004

Foul trouble proved costly for the Red Level Tigers last night. The Tigers held a 13-point lead going into the fourth quarter in last night's game against Pike County.

It may just be that 13 is not the Tigers' lucky number.

Pike County rallied for a 70-63 win, outscoring Red Level 32-12 in the fourth quarter.

The loss also means the Tigers are stuck with a 13-4 record. It is the second game in a row the Tigers have lost since getting their 13th win of the season.

Red Level Head Coach Fred Kelley said the Tigers did not play well against a talented Pike County Bulldog squad that made big shots in the final quarter.

"They made some three-pointers and we got in foul trouble," Kelley said. "We lost two of our starters (to fouls). We made some bad decisions down the stretch."

Reggie Griffin paced Pike County with 19 points.

Frank Tolbert was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 25 points. He scored his 2,000 career point in the loss.

Larry Hudson added 17 points for Red Level. Also scoring for the Tigers were Russell Rigdon, Malcolm Lawson, Tim Ryce, Will McInvale and Jermaine Jackson.

The Lady Tigers lost to Pike County by a final score of 40-14.

Red Level's points came from Jessica Crawford, Janaye Brown, Chequita Calloway, Breanna Pate and Adrianna Calloway.

The B-team Tigers lost to Pike County, 65-53.

Red Level's leading scorer was Dominic Williams with 21 points. Troy Calloway added 14 points.

Also scoring for Red Level were Princeton Ryce, Clay Marshall, Tyler Walker and Casey Hardage.

Red Level plays again on Friday when the Tigers host the Flomaton Hurricanes for important Class 2A, Area 2 games. The B-team games tip off the action at 4:30 p.m.