Tenaha SEC on Friday, January 15, 2021 –
The Tenaha Lady Tigers varsity basketball team was able to take a 46-42 District 23 2A varsity basketball win from the Lady Dragons of Shelbyville on Friday. The win puts the THS conference mark at 6-0 and THS has a 13-2 overall record. Shelbyville now stands at 11-5 for the season and they are 3-3 in league play.
The game was close early and THS led 8-5 midway through the opening period. Shelbyville cut the Lady Tigers lead to 9-8 by the end of the first quarter. The Lady Tigers outscored SHS 18-9 in the second frame and took a 27-17 advantage into the locker room at the midway break.
Shelbyville was only able to make up a little ground in the third stanza and trailed 37-29 going into the final stanza. Shelbyville was able to outscore THS 13-9 in the final period but the Lady Tigers were able to hold on for the win. Kamari Gray led THS with 11 points. Kiouja Gated led Shelbyville with 14 points.
The Tenaha Tigers Boys varsity team took a convincing 93-48 win over the Dragons. This improved the THS season mark to 6-6. Their District record now stands at 3-1. SHS is 13-3, 3-2 in conference play.
The game was fast paced and close in the early going. The Tigers and Dragons were tied 8-8 at the midway point of the first quarter. THS led just 21-18 at the end of the first period. At halftime Tenaha led by 11 points at 45-34. Tenaha outscored Shelbyville 26-11 in the third period and this had them leading 71-45 going into the fourth quarter. The Tigers went on a 13-point run which saw them lead 85-46 midway through the final period. They outpaced the Dragons 22-3 in the final frame to take the 93-48 win.
Tenaha had four players in double figures scoring. Tre Keggler led the team with 31 points, Pooh Moore scored 24, Quinnon Gardner 18 and JJ Patton had 10.
Shelbyville was led by LD Coleman with 13, Jay Moore 12 and Kevin Jones 10.
Tenaha travels to Martinsville next Tuesday, January 19, 2021 where JV tips off at 4:30 p.m. and varsity conference play continues.
Shelbyville will host Joaquin High School Tuesday, January 19 and JV will start the day at 4:30 p.m. and varsity boys and girls action will follow.