On Friday, Dec. 13, the Tigers traveled to Bacon County to face the Raiders in a Region 2AA match-up. The Raiders are having a good season and would be a test for the Tigers.
In the 1st quarter of play, the Tigers were on top by a score of 16-15. In the 2nd quarter, Metter exchanged leads with the Raiders and fell behind by 1 point going into halftime. The halftime score was 31-30 in favor of Bacon County.
In the 2nd half, the Tigers committed too many turnovers that led to easy Raider baskets. Metter quickly fell behind by a score of 60-45.
In the 4th quarter, the Tigers traded baskets and outscored the Raiders by just 2 points. This wasn’t enough to overcome a 15-point deficit. The final score was Bacon Co. 72, Metter 59.
Tiger scorers were Jerrail Lawrence and Taj Hobbs with 10 each, Tybias Young 9, Tyler Buggs 8, Dre Tremble 7, Devin Davis 6, Lane Young 4, and Devin Smith 3. Tyler Buggs led the team in rebounding with 9. Devin Smith had 7 rebounds. Devin Davis took 3 charges and Jerrail Lawrence took 1.
On Saturday, the Metter Tigers hosted the Long County Blue Tide in a non-region game.
The JV boys and JV girls played before the Varsity games. The JV Tigers would defeat the Blue Tide by a score of 32-27. The JV Tiger scorers were Kaliq Collins 11, Ian Hobbs 7, Antwan Coney 6, Johnny Collins 4 and Reco Coney 1. Ian Hobbs and Antwan Coney took one charge each.
In varsity action the Long County Blue Tide came in with a 9-1 record and ranked 10th in the State in AAA standings.
This would be a good test by playing a larger classification. The Tigers jumped out on top to gain an early lead. At the end of the 1st quarter, the Tigers led by a score of 29-16. This would be the biggest 1st quarter scoring margin for the Tigers this year. At halftime, the Tigers maintained their lead by a score of 45-33.
In the 3rd quarter, the Blue Tide would cut into the lead and trail by a score of 53 to 46. In the 4th quarter, the Tigers would pull away and make free-throws down the stretch to finish off the Blue Tide. The final score was Metter 74, Long County 61.
Tiger scorers were Ean Royal 15, Taj Hobbs 12, Lane Young 11, Tybias Young 10, Devin Smith and Tyler Buggs with 9 each, Devin Davis 5 and Jerrail Lawrence 3.
Tybias Young led the team in rebounds with 11 followed by Lane Young with 7. Jerrail Lawrence led the team in assists with 7 followed by Tybias Young with 4. Devin Davis took 2 charges, Devin Smith, Lane Young and Tyler Buggs each took a charge.