Tigers top J.F. Shields in OT

Published 12:05 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jeffery Perdue comes up with a steal during a recent game.

Jeffery Perdue comes up with a steal during a recent game.

The Red Level Tigers traveled down the road to take on J.F. Shields on Wednesday afternoon, and split games with the Panthers.



J.F. SHIELDS 46,      RED LEVEL 15


The Red Level Lady Tigers had a tough time with powerful Lady Panthers and fell 46-15.

J.F. Shields came raging out of the gate and took a 21-3 lead at the end of the first period.

At halftime, the Lady Panthers went on top 41-5 and coasted to the win.

Natalie Feagin led the Lady Tigers with 7 points and Jayla Poindexter added 4 points.







After trailing for most of the game, the Red Level Tigers fought their way back to force overtime, and topped the Panthers 54-51.

It took a minute for both teams to heat up and at the end of the first period the Panthers were on top 9-6.

The Tigers picked it up a bit in the second with a 4-point period from Jeffery Perdue, but Red Level still trailed 17-15 heading into halftime.

Scott had a 5-point third period for the Tigers, but Red Level still trailed 30-25 heading into the final stanza.

Red Level fell behind by as much as nine in the final period, and things weren’t looking good for the Tigers.

With around two minutes remaining in the game, Red Level trailed by 7 points.

The Tigers weren’t looking to go down easy and a layup by Devon Dexter sparked a rally for Red Level.

Jeffery Perdue then knocked down a jumper to cut into the Panthers’ lead.

During the rally, Red Level trailed 41-39 with less than 10 seconds left on the clock. Scott got the ball and drew contact and was headed to the line for a chance to knot up the ball game. Scott connected on both his free throws to make it 41-41 with 8 ticks left on the clock.

With the clock winding down J.F. Shields threw the ball down court, made a layup and was fouled in the process. After hitting the free throw, J.F. Shields held a 44-41 lead with 2.2 seconds left in the game.

Just when it looked like J.F. Shields would win in regulation, Perdue put up a 3-pointer two steps inside half-court and buried it at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Perdue ended the fourth period with 7 points and Scott was a perfect 4-for-4 at the charity stripe.

Scott knocked down a 3-pointer to open overtime, and it was just enough to push the Tigers to a 54-51 win.

Perdue led the Tigers with 16 points and Ontaryo Nearer added 13 points. Scott finished with 9 points and Dexter had 10.