Dragons Take Lead in District 22 Standings With 85-73 Win Over Tigers

Shelbyville High School, Tuesday,  January 9, 2018 –

The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Basketball team handed the Tenaha Tigers their first District 22 2A loss of the season when they took an 85-73 home court win on Tuesday.

The Dragons took a 14-8 lead midway through the first period and held a 19-13 lead at the end of the first stanza.

Ten points by senior guard Trai Gardner helped Tenaha tie the game at 30-30 at the midway break.

Nine third-period points by sophomore shooting guard Jordan Boykin helped Shelbyville go on a 9-0 run to begin the third period. The Dragons outscored the Tigers 29-17 in the third frame and led 59-47 going into the final stanza.

Both teams scored 12 points during the final quarter and Tenaha was unable to gain ground on the hometown Dragons.

Jordan Boykins led the Dragons offense with 20 points.  Teammate Cole Ferguson added 19 points. Jakovian Buckley had 16 points and Ryan Bailey 14.

Tenaha was led by Trai Gardner with 33 points. Hayden Jenkins scored 12 and Jay Lloyd was in double-figures as well with 11 points for the Tigers.

The Tigers overall record now stands at 4-2. They will next host the Woden Eagles on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 7 p.m. Tenaha has started basketball late due to playing in the state championship round of football just three weeks ago.

The Dragons are 19-3 overall. They host Woden on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 8 p.m. The Dragons lead conference play with a 4-0 mark.