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SHS Tigers split with Georgiana

The Straughn Tigers put up a strong fight on Tuesday night as they split varsity games on the road with Georgiana.

GIRLS

STRAUGHN 56,

GEORGIANA 44

The Lady Tigers played hard four periods as they came away with a 56-44 victory over the Lady Panthers.

At the end of the first period, the Lady Tigers were on top 13-7.

The Lady Panthers dug into the Lady Tiger lead in the second period, but Straughn was still on top 21-19 at halftime.

Straughn caught fire in the third period as they built a 46-33 lead going into the final frame.

The Lady Tigers then held off Georgiana in the final period to pull out a 56-44 win.

Allie Kelley led the Lady Tigers with 27 points.

Alyssa Dean finished the night with 20 points.

“We played really well,” Lady Tigers’ head coach Scott Kinsaul said. “I loved our hustle and the way we moved the ball on offense. It was one of the most complete games we’ve played all year.”

BOYS

GEORGIANA 64, STRAUGHN 48

In the final game of the evening, the Tigers put forth a strong effort but fell to the Panthers 64-48.

Georgiana came barreling out of the gate and quickly mounted a big lead.

Keinderus Mobley had seven points including one 3-pointer to help push the Panthers out to a 23-7 lead at the end of the first period.

Jamarcus Sims and Martavious Payton each had four points in the opening period for the Panthers.

Georgiana’s Ja’Michael Stallworth had three points in the period.

Justin Peeples led the Tigers in the opening period with five points.

Straughn never let up, but the Panthers were able to build a 20-point lead heading into halftime.

Stallworth knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished the second period with eight points.

Peeples was the leading scorer in the second period for the Tigers with six points.

Brantley Kelley added five points for the Tigers.

In third period, Stallworth knocked down another pair of 3-pointers as the Panthers pulled out to a 59-38 lead heading into the fourth period.

Kelley led the Tigers in the third period with seven points.

The Panthers then held off the Tigers in the fourth for a 64-48 win.

Stallworth led the Panthers with 19 points.

Peeples led Straughn with 18 points and Kelley added 15 points.