Tigers roll past Flomaton

Published 12:02 am Saturday, February 18, 2012

Red Level’s James Feagin (32) and KJ Lawrence (20) rush down the court during an earlier game this season. Lawrence had 34 points for the Tigers Friday night. Feagin added seven points, 10 rebounds and five blocks. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Red Level outscored Flomaton 22-1 in the fourth period and rolled to a 69-50 victory over the Hurricanes in the Class 2A South Sub Regional at RLS on Friday night.

The Tigers trailed throughout the game against the Hurricanes.

RLS was down 21-9 at the end of the first period and cut the lead to 30-24 at half time.

Flomaton’s Neino Robinson hit six three-pointers in the first half to help lead the Hurricanes’ great shooting performance.

“They would hit them with a hand in their face,” RLS coach Allen Catrett said. “We’d make a run and then they’d go on a little spurt. Flomaton just shot the ball well in the first half.”

With this victory, Red Level (22-10) will face Wicksburg on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Class 2A South Regional Tournament at the Mitchell Center on the University of South Alabama’s campus in Mobile.

Wicksburg on Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.

Red Level’s KJ Lawrence, who led the Tigers with 34 points, got a desperation 3-pointer off of his own rebound on a missed free-throw attempt at the end of the third period to spark the monstrous run.

At that point Lawrence hit the trey, the Tigers trailed by five points.

In the fourth period, Catrett said the boys just played good defense.

“The defense in the second half, especially in the fourth period, was the difference in the ball game,” he said. “Anytime you can hold a team to one point in the fourth quarter and not letting them stall the ball and shooting it, you’ve done a good job.

“It just goes back to the saying, ‘you live by the three, you die by the three,'” he said.

Additionally, James Feagin, who had seven points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, got a put back dunk in the third period to help spurt the Tigers.

Troy Nolen chipped in 10 points; Dee Tolbert had seven points; Raheem Bullock had four points; and Justin Maddox had five points.