2015-01-15 / Sports

Tigers break even in region play

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team has moved into its region schedule showing promise but still working to establish a position. After Tuesday’s game with Social Circle (71-47), W-W was even in Region 8AA at 2-2. Individual scoring/rebounding for top players in the previous five games is reported as follows (W-W score listed first).

Lincoln County (58-56) – Deandre Harris (shown above) 30 points, 17 rebounds; Chris Jackson 10 points, 10 rebounds; Jaquavious Blackburn 9 points.

Athens Academy (70-72) – Harris 22, 13; Tyrique Pender 13; Devarious Smith 11.

Oglethorpe County (71-68) – First region game – Harris 16, 12; Jackson 14, 9; Blackburn 13; Pender 10.

Greene County (69-74) – Harris 13, 13; Pender 12; Blackburn 10; Javoris Grant 9.

Union County (46-63).

Head Coach Don Keiser reported that his team played its most complete and best game of the season against Greene County even though the Tigers came up short by five points. They were missing their starting point guard in the game.

At Union County the situation was similar to when the football team played there in the fall. “We were railroaded,” Keiser said, and he pointed out that two of his players were missing due to the Border Bash football game and a disciplinary problem.

W-W will travel to Rabun County this Friday, January 16, and then return home to host Riverside Military on Saturday. Next Tuesday, the team will play at Prince Avenue Christian in Athens.

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