The Tigers warming up.
Photo by Anslee Osborne.
Hoops season has begun
Tallassee's high school basketball teams tipped off their seasons last week. The boys went 2-1. The girls were 1-2.
In the opener on Tuesday, the varsity boys lost a heartbreaker to Auburn 48-46 in overtime. The Tigers opened the game with a 14-2 run but turnovers cost them later with 26 as a team.
Sophomore point guard Jamicah Humphrey led the scoring with 12 points. Tyrek Turner had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
The girls lost 64-27.
On Thursday, the boys routed BTW-Montgomery 67-32. Turner led the charge with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Humphrey added 13. Sandarius Hughley scored eight. Jaleel Dumas and Kalvin Levett each had seven points. Tavarius "Truck" Griffin adds six with ten boards.
The girls picked up their first win 40-37 led by Ce Ce Sullen with 20 points.
On Friday, The Tigers split with Loachapoka. The girls team fell by a score of 54-39. The boys won 80-48.
Humphrey had 28. Hughley added 20. Griffin had 10 rebounds. Turner hasd 10 points and 8 rebounds.
This week, the Tigers are hosting the Lions Club Tournament at Stumberg Gymnasium.