Dragons, Lady Dragons Take District Wins over Tenaha

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium –

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On Tuesday the visiting Tenaha Lady Tigers Varsity Basketball Team trailed the Shelbyville Lady Dragons who led them 10-8 at the end of the first quarter. Shelbyville struggled with THS early, but fought their way to a three-point lead at the halftime buzzer, with an 24-21 advantage.

The third period saw Shelbyville extend their lead to 32-27 over Tenaha. The Lady Dragons held a 40-37 lead near the middle of the fourth period, and they went on a 10-0 point run in the late stages. This helped SHS take a 50-39 District 22 2A win. Timpson and Woden are the first and second seeds for the conference.

This was the final scheduled district contest and Shelbyville finished as the third seed with a 10-4 record for the conference, Tenaha and San Augustine are tied with identical 7-7 district marks and will need a tie-breaker game to be played on Friday to decide the District 22 fourth seed representative. Details will be made available at a later date.

Jonisha Thompson was the top scorer for Tenaha with 21 points. Brooke Elliott led Shelbyville with 21 points. Lady Dragon Kiana Bennett had 15 points.

The Dragons later defeated the Tigers 62-58 in boy’s action. The earlier meeting had led to an overtime win for the Dragons. This game was very close for much of the contest. The Dragons trailed 17-19 at the end of the first stanza but by halftime had gained a narrow 32-28 advantage.

The Tigers mounted a comeback in the third period and led 43-42 going into the final period. Shelbyville outscored Tenaha 20-15 in the fourth quarter to take the win with a 62-58 final score.

The Tigers were led by Hayden Jenkins with 19 points, teammate Mike Hogg chipped in 16. High scorer for Shelbyville was Jay Buckley with 30 points, LD Coleman scored 15 and Jordan Boykins 10.

The win was coach David Schmitt’s 600th win. This game gave the Dragons the best conference record at 11-1. Tenaha is currently at 8-4 with two conference games left.

The Tigers will travel to Garrison on Friday, February 14, 2020 where junior varsity boy’s action will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys play will follow.

The Shelbyville Dragons will host the San Augustine Wolves next Friday with junior varsity beginning at 5:30 p.m. and varsity action tipping off afterward, about 8 p.m.