Red Level Tigers pick up win over Pike Road Patriots
Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017
The Red Level Tiger teams split games in the second round of the 2017 Red Level Christmas tournament on Friday night, with the girls falling to Andalusia and the boys taking down Pike Road.
RED LEVEL 33
In the opening game of the day, the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs pushed past the Lady Tigers for a 44-33 victory.
Andalusia took an early 6-2 lead off buckets from Shalisa Thomas to start the first period.
Natalie Feagin then converted a free throw after getting fouled while dropping in a layup.
The Lady Tigers then took the lead when Maggie Wilkerson buried a 3-pointer.
At the end of the first period, the Lady Tigers were up 14-10.
Andalusia got things going in the second period and took a 24-20 lead into halftime.
Red Level cut the lead down to three to start the third period, but then a 6-0 Lady Bulldog run put Andalusia up 30-21.
The Lady Tigers still had fight left in them as they narrowed the gap to 33-29 entering the final period.
In the fourth period, the Lady Tigers kept the game within their reach, but the Lady Bulldogs were able to pull away for a 44-33 victory.
Feagin led the Lady Tigers with 16 points.
Thomas led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points and Grace Wilcox finished the game with 13 points.
The Lady Tigers will play Mckenzie today at 9 a.m.
The Lady Bulldogs will play Georgiana today at noon.
RED LEVEL 55,
PIKE ROAD 52
The Red Level Tigers battled throughout the game and rallied at the end to knock off Pike Road 55-52.
Matt Coleman knocked down a 3-pointer to start the game and then a bucket from Joel Phillips put the Tigers on top 5-0 early in the first.
At the end of the first period, the Tigers were on top 11-9.
The Red Level offense managed just eight points in the second period and Pike Road grabbed a 22-19 lead going into halftime.
Kade Green caught fire in the third period and knocked down three 3-pointers and finished the period with 11 points.
At the end of the third, the Tigers tied the game at 38-all.
In the final period, Coleman, Jacob Catrett and Chance Russell came out strong and helped put the Tigers up 55-52 with just a few seconds left on the clock.
Luverne quickly pushed the ball up the court and attempted a 3-pointer from the corner, but Phillips soared up and swatted the ball to secure the Red Level victory.
“We had a balanced scoring tonight,” Red Level head coach Allen Catrett said. “I thought the boys did a really good job for the most part. I’m really proud that they were able to come out here tonight and get a win. There are a few things we need to clean up, but overall it was a good night. We had balanced scoring again. We needed a stop there at the end and Joel (Phillips) stepped up and got the block.”
Coleman led the Tigers with 14 points.
Green finished the game with 12 points.
Catrett and Russell each had 11 points.
Red Level will play Samson today at 1:30 p.m.