Tenaha Special Events Center, Friday, December 28, 2018 –
The Tenaha Tigers varsity basketball team has moved on to the semifinal round on the 2018 Tenaha Holiday Hoops Invitational Basketball Tournament by winning a hard fought contest , by a 54-39 score, over the Thorndale Bulldogs.
The Tigers led throughout the contest and they held an 11-3 advantage at the end of the opening period. By halftime Tenaha had grew their lead to 12 points and led 25-13.
Thorndale’s Sam Reeves, who had a game-high 21 points, got hot in the third stanza and he helped the Bulldogs cut the THS lead to just six points. The Tigers led 36-30 going into the final quarter of play.
Frequent substitutions during the early stages helped the Tigers keep fresh players flowing into the contest in the final minutes and the Tigers utilized buckets from six different players in the final period to build their lead to 15 points by game’s end.
JaQualin Franks led the Tigers with 15 points, Jeremy Patton added 13, Hayden Jenkins 11, Trindon Claiborne 10, Erik Smith and Juarmez Brock each scored 2 points. Tenaha will face Lipan High School at Tenahas’ SEC tonight at 8 p.m.