The Metter Tiger boys’ basketball team traveled to Vidalia to play in the Paul Thigpen Christmas Classic on Dec. 28-29. The Tigers were scheduled to play Paxson School for Advanced Studies of Jacksonville the first night and Vidalia the second night.
The Tigers played an extremely good Paxson team that was 13-1 coming into the tournament. Metter fell short by a score of 39-82.
Contributing to Metter’s scoring were Dominique Harrison, 12; Kaliq Jordan, 7; Bam Smart, 7; Rustan Rigdon, 6; Broc Altman, 5 and CJ Smith, 2.
Kaliq Jordan had 8 rebounds, followed by Bam Smart with 6. Kaliq Jordan and Rustan Rigdon each took a charge in the game.
In the second night of play, the Tigers would face the Vidalia Indians. Vidalia was coming into the game with a 9-1 record on the season.
Metter fought hard in this game to try and keep pace with the Indians. At the half the Tigers were trailing by a score of 30-43. Metter would eventually cut it to just 6 points in the third quarter.
However, Vidalia would rebound and pull away to lead after three quarters of play by a score of 50-65. Metter came up on the losing end by a score of 92-66.
Three Tigers hit double digits. Dominique Harrison led with 25, while Kaliq Jordan and Bam Smart had 12 each. Also scoring for Metter were Rustan Rigdon, 8; Broc Altman, 5 and Cole McCranie, 4.
Broc Altman, Kaliq Jordan and Dominique Harrison had 5 rebounds each. Rustan Rigdon, Dominique Harrison and Kaliq Jordan had 4 assists each.