Controversial call spurs Tigers to win

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A controversial call fired up Straughn in about the last 4:20 of the game last night and the Tigers rolled to a 62-53 victory over Georgiana at home.

Straughn coach Rusty Andrews said JD Driver had four fouls going into the fourth period. The foul that was called on Driver wasn’t even close, Andrews said.

“It was a controversial call,” he said. “That seemed to fire my guys up.”

After Driver sat down on the bench, Brice Scott went on to score nine of his 15 points in the final minutes of the game to help lead the Tigers to victory.

“They weathered the storm,” Andrews said, 10 days after GHS beat his team in its tournament championship. “I was very proud of them after JD went down after fouling out. They stepped it up and took charge.”

Rollin Kinsaul led SHS (7-1) with 17 points. Driver had 16 before his night was cut short.

Georgiana’s Devin McMeans led the Panthers with 13 points; Richard Boggan had 12; and Jaquez Payton chipped in 10 points.

In girls action, the Lady Tigers (10-1) beat Georgiana in a 79-17 rout.

Jacie Williamson and Katelyn Kinsaul led all SHS scorers with 18 and 16 points, respectively. Additionally, 11 of the Lady Tigers’ 14 players scored.

Both boys and girls teams will be back in action for 16th annual Red Level Christmas Tournament next week.

The Tigers tip off W.S. Neal on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., while the Lady Tigers play Elba in the game after at 3 p.m.