Tigers fall to Mavericks 74-69


Rachel Lewis

Senior RJ Reid shoots a three pointer.

Story by Laurel Wakefield, staff writer

The Tigers suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Marshall Mavericks on Jan. 15 in the Tiger Center 74-69.

“Marshall is usually a rival game,” senior RJ Reid said. “We’ve been playing them ever since the seventh grade and when we got out there we really just wanted to grind and try to get the win.”

The first quarter was rocky for the Tigers with the Mavericks winning the tip and immediately scoring four points, making the score 4-0 Mavericks. The quarter continued on with the Mavericks leading and the Tigers trailing closely behind. Towards the end of the first, however, the Tigers regained their footing and lead 14-13. The Mavericks then tied the game at 17 apiece. The Tigers pulled ahead with 3 point buzzer beater making the score 20-17 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter went smoothly for the Tigers as they increased their lead through the quarter. At the end of the quarter, 37-31 at the half.

The Mavericks seized the lead at the start of the second half, making the score 46-44 Mavericks.  The Tiger tried to keep up but still fell a step behind, trailing the Mavericks 53-52 at the end of the quarter.

The fourth quarter didn’t go much better for the Tigers. The Mavericks kept ahead the the entire fourth. The final score over the game was 74-69 Mavericks.
“The game felt pretty good,” senior Dominic Hooper said. ”I just wish we would have come out with the win.”