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Tigers win thriller over Auburn

Staff Report

Tallassee's Truck Griffin hit a pair of free throws in the final minute as Tallassee remained undefeated with a 38-37 victory over Class 7A Auburn at Stumberg Gym on Tuesday.

"That's the kind of team we wanted to play. That's why we put them on the schedule," Tallassee head basketball coach Keiven Mixson said.

Tae Collins led the Tigers with 11 points in the low-scoring affair that was tied 18-18 at the half. Tyrek Turner finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

"We wanted to see where we were compared to the big boys," Mixson added. "It's a big win and gives our kids a lot of confidence. I thought defensively, we probably couldn't have played better."

Tallassee improved to 3-0 with the win. The THS girls lost 75-33 but got a solid performance from Lindan Oliver, who scored 25.