Tenaha Takes Girls, Boys Basketball Wins at Joaquin

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Friday, January 14, 2022 –

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On Friday Tenaha High School travelled to Joaquin to face off in District 23 Class 2A girls and boys basketball games.

The Tenaha Lady Tigers varsity never trailed the Joaquin Lady Rams as they jumped out to an early 26-0 lead over JHS by the end of the first quarter. THS led 34-6 at the midway break. Tenaha outpaced Joaquin 15-10 points during the third frame and they led them 49-16 going into the final period. The Lady Tigers eventually took a 53-30 conference win.

Itiyanna Dagley led THS with 25 points for the night. JJ Bass led JHS with 9 points.

The Tenaha Tigers boys team also led throughout their game but this game was much closer. THS led 14-7 after the opening stanza. 32-16 at halftime and 53-33 after three quarters. The Tigers won the game by a 67-51 score.

Ram Malik Stotts led all scorers with 21 points in this game. Kaleb Oswalt added 17 points to the JHS tally and Bennett Anglin scored ten. Tenaha scorers in double digits were Jordan Ross 18, Brikelian Kenney 15, Ja’tyrian Moore 15 and Trindon Claiborne with 13.

The girls Junior Varsity contest between these two schools proved to be the closest game of the night. The contest went into tie-breaker mode after the teams ended regulation play tied at 17 points apiece. Tenaha eventually took the win by a single point. Joaquin alumni Katelyn Martinez was spotted coaching her former team.