The Mount Pleasant Tigers needed a victory Friday night to keep their playoff hopes alive but untimely turnovers sent the Tigers their fifth district loss. Pine Tree gashed the Tigers for 251 rushing yards as the Tigers went down 7-0 on the second play of the game and were never able to recover. Edward Wilder and Jaylen Williams provided a spark for the Tigers with over 100 yards of rushing and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to overcome costly mistakes by the offense.
The Mount Pleasant Lady Tigers played two games over Thanksgiving Break traveling to Tatum last Tuesday and hosting Tyler Legacy on Saturday. The Lady Tigers picked up a win and a loss and moved their overall record to 2-2.
The Mount Pleasant Lady Tigers had a season to forget but finished Friday with a victory over district rival Pine Tree. Coming into the game, the Lady Tigers were still looking for their first win of the season even though they were starting to hit their stride after a quarantine-riddled start to the year.
Zaveion Okoh had a career day on Friday posting a team-high 27 points and connecting on five three-pointers in a win over the Lufkin Panthers at the Jasper Venture Games at Whitehouse. He also posted 7 rebounds and six steals. Through two games, Okoh has led the Tigers in scoring averaging 25 points per game in the process. With the wins, the Tigers moved up one spot in the state rankings to #14.
The Chapel Hill Lady Devils won this past Monday while traveling to New Boston. The Lady Devils got off to an unusual slow start at New Boston. The defense wasn’t quite there and missing some normal shots for them. New Boston won the first quarter 13-19 to take the lead, but that would soon come to a swift end. The Chapel Hill defense clamped down and the offense started to click and the next thing you know it was all Lady Devils. Chapel Hill didn’t give up a basket to New Boston and all the Lady Lions could muster were three three throws in the second quarter as Chapel Hill won the quarter 21-3 and took the lead 34-22 at half-time.