Missed opportunities

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Straughn’s Rollin Kinsaul (15) guards during the Tigers’ game against Southside Selma earlier this season. SHS fell 48-46 to Daleville in double overtime Saturday night. | File photo

Daleville edges Straughn 48-46 in 2OT contest Saturday

A worn-out Straughn boys basketball team came up just a little short to Daleville, where the Tigers fell 48-46 in double overtime on Saturday night.

Entering the game, SHS (12-3) was coming off a 47-42 hard-fought loss to Elba the night before.

Saturday night’s contest was a re-match between Straughn and DHS from Red Level’s boys Christmas tournament. DHS won the first match 48-46.

When asked if there was much of a difference between the first and second match ups against DHS, SHS coach Rusty Andrews said his boys didn’t take advantage when it mattered.

“There really wasn’t much of a difference other than we had ample opportunities in the overtime period to put them away,” Andrews said. “We couldn’t finish for whatever reason. We missed a couple of bunnies (easy shots) and free throws. We just didn’t shoot free throws well.”

The game was tied 37-37 at the end of regulation and it was 41-41 after the first overtime period.

“We were tired from Friday night,” added Andrews. “We gave everything we had at Elba. In Elba, turnovers cost us.”

Straughn led throughout the first half — 10-7 after the first period and 17-16 at halftime. Daleville came out and outscored SHS 13-9 in the third period to lead 29-26 going into the fourth.

In the final overtime period, Daleville outscored Straughn, 7-5.

Straughn’s Hobie Hughes led the Tigers with a double-double 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brice Scott added 13 points, Devin Scott had 11 points and JD Driver had six assists.

Daleville’s Coco Hays led with 11 points. Aaron Cope and Jacquez Coleman had 10 points each.

In B-team action, SHS edged Daleville, 33-32.

Johnathan Driver led SHS with 10 points. Tucker Lawless chipped in nine points.

In girls action, the Lady Tigers won handily 41-19 to continue an 18-game win streak.

Jacie Williamson led SHS with 11 points. Katelyn Kinsaul had 10 points. Taylor Wood chipped in eight points and Brittany Driver had seven points.

Straughn will be back in action tonight at home against Opp in area play.