Tigers maul Hornets Nest

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &8212; It was a slow start the Demopolis High School boys&8217; basketball team got off to on Saturday night as they visited John Essex in a cross-town rivalry. However, that slow start was only the beginning. What started as a toss-up ended up being a huge 81-47, road victory for the DHS Tigers.

JEH jumped ahead to begin the game, but the lead was short-lived.

Although the Tiger&8217;s led by only three at the end of the first period of play, 17-14, their lead grew exponentially throughout the remainder of the game.

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As the teams went into the locker rooms at the half, the Tiger&8217;s were ahead 33-21.

To start the second half, the Tigers had 10 unanswered points against the Hornets making the score 43-21. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The last period of the game could have easily been mistaken as a game of cat and mouse as the Tigers completely dominated the ball. JEH scored only with the Tigers&8217; permission.

Leading the Tigers in points was Fred Irby with 15, followed by Jonathan Marshall with 13.

In talking to JEH&8217;s coach Donald Constant post-game, he claimed that his team was just outplayed.