Basketball Tigers on 10-game win streak
The Tallassee High Schoool basketball team got some sweet revenge in a fitting finish at Auburn on Tuesday (Dec. 11). The THS Tigers knocked off the Lee County Tigers on their home floor 50-49.
Auburn beat Tallassee at Stumberg Gym in the season opener 48-46. Tallassee had an opportunity to win late but the iron was unkind on a last second three. This time the tables turned.
Tyrek Turner made converted on a buzzer beater to extend the Tigers win streak that matched last season's nine straight.
Kalvin Levett and Sandarius Hughley led the scoring with 12 points each.
"This is why we scheduled games like tonight," head coach Keiven Mixson said. "It’s very similar to a sub-regional or regional game, so we want to treat it like that. It also shows us how much we have improved since the first time we played them. This experience and environment should help us later in year."
The win streak is now at ten after Friday night's victory over BTW-Magnate 78-36.
The Tigers debuted as the No. 8 team in Class 5A in the first Alabama Sports Writers Association state rankings last week.
Tallassee heads into the holiday tournament season at 10-1. The Elmore County Tournament will be in Wetumpka, Dec. 20-22 and the Capital City Classic will be played at Trinity in Montgomery, Dec. 27-29. The Tigers have one tourney title so far with the Lion's Club championship played in Tallassee in November.