On Saturday, January 30th, the 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball team captured the first Jr High CIC Basketball title in school history. The Tigers defeated conference-rival RJ Baskett for a third time this season.
The game started with the Tigers taking a quick 9-0 lead. The Indians recaptured the momentum and scored the next 11 points. Halftime saw the score 21-19 Tigers and the team from Alexandria came out and made a statement in the third quarter. Holding the Indians to a mere 2 points and scoring 13 of their own, the Tigers took a 13 point lead into the 4th quarter. The Indians never recovered and the final scoreboard showed a score of Alexandria 49 – RJ Baskett 34.
Brennan Morehead led the team with 19 points and was a stellar 16 for 18 from the free throw line. As a whole, the team shot 21 for 26 from the charity stripe. Rylan Metz and Cade Vernetti had 12 and 11 points, respectively. The team is now 16-4 on the season, with an unblemished 9-0 record against CIC opponents. The Tigers face Anderson Highland Thursday @ AMIS at 5:30 pm in their first game of the Madison County Tourney.