TIGERS FALL IN TOUGH BATTLE: J.F. Shields sweeps Red Level in area play

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Red Level Tigers put up strong fights, but were swept by the J.F. Shields Panthers on Monday night in Red Level.




In the opening varsity game of the evening, the Lady Panthers held off the Lady Tigers for a 35-29 victory.

Red Level got big 3-pointers from Maggie Wilkerson and Katelyn Beverly, but the Lady Panthers were up 10-8 after one period of play.

Natalie Feagin came up with a couple of big shots in the second period as J.F. Shields took a 15-13 lead into halftime.

Natalie Feagin fakes out a Lady Panther.

In the third period, Wilkerson gave the Lady Tigers a 16-15 lead when she buried a 3-pointer.

Olivia Whitefield followed with a bucket to put Red Level up 18-15.

However, the Lady Panthers battled back and went up 22-18 heading into the final period.

The Lady Tigers continued to battle, but were unable to pull out the comeback win.

Wilkerson led the Lady Tigers with eight points.

Jayla Poindexter, Beverly and Feagin ended the game with five points each.

“I was proud of the effort we gave,” Red Level head coach Allen Catrett said. “We just didn’t finish the ball game, but I’ve seen improvement the last few weeks. We’ve struggled in scoring. If we can get a few more spurts going and finish these ball games, we will have some more wins. I’m still proud the way they played and they effort that they gave.”




Red Level fought all night, but were unable to to pull out the win as the fell 52-44 to the Panthers.

Red Level got on the board first with a quick bucket from Jacob Catrett.

Chance Russell tacked on a free throw and then a basket from Joel Phillips gave Red Level a 5-2 lead.

However, J.F. Shields closed out the period strong and took a 14-6 lead into the second period.

Catrett got the Tigers rolling with six-straight points to start the second period.

The Tigers tied the game 14-14 when Kade Green lobbed an alley-oop to Matt Coleman.

Red Level’s defense came up strong and limited the scoring chances for the Panthers.

Heading into halftime, J.F. Shields was up 16-15.

The Panthers surged in the third period and quickly built a double-digit lead.

With one period left to play, the Panthers were up 36-26.

Red Level continued to battle, but couldn’t overcome the Panthers’ lead.

Catrett led the Tigers with 20 points.

Phillips tacked on nine points for the Tigers.

“We played hard and got after it,” Catrett said of his team. “I thought for the second quarter, defensively, we played a really good ball game and held them to two points. Just down the stretch we had too many turnovers. That kind of hurt us, but overall we played a pretty good game and I thought we gave ourselves an opportunity to win.”