Tenaha Varsities Take Conference Basketball Wins at Joaquin

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Friday, February 5, 2021 -

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The Tenaha Tigers girls and boys varsity basketball teams each took District 23 2A road wins over the hometown Joaquin Rams.

The girl's varsity game saw the Lady Tigers lead 6-2 at the midway point of the opening period and they held a 20-8 advantage at the conculsion of the first quarter. At halftime THS had built a 38-20 advantage.

Tenaha outpaced Joaquin 19-9 in the third stanza and they took a 57-29 lead into the final period of play. Joaquin outscored THS 9-8 in the final period but the Lady Tigers took the 65-38 conference win.

This was the final district contest for girl's District 23 play. The Lady Tigers will have a bye for Tuesday, February 9, 2021 and will begin playoffs later next week. Joaquin has concluded their 2021 season.

The Tenaha boys varsity team struggled early with the hometown Rams. Joaquin held a 7-3 point lead early and they had a 12-10 lead at the midway point od the first quarter. Joaquin led 22-19 at the conclusion of the first stanza.

Tenaha turned the tables in the second quarter and led 31-19 halfway through the period and 35-29 at halftime. They never trailed again and they eventually earned a 72-51 victory. The Tigers were led by Tre Keggler with 20 points, JJ Patton scored 15 and Trindon Claiborne added 12 to the Tiger's tally.

Joaquin two double-digit scorers Kaleb Oswalt with 14 points and Drake Jansen with 11.

Joaquin will next host the Shelbyville Dragons on Friday, February 12, 2021. The JV boys game will start at 5 p.m. with varity boys action to follow.

Tenaha will travel to Shelbyville for a 5 p.m. tipoff at Dragons Gymnasium on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.