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Tigers Take Senior Night Win From Raiders
By David Sharp
North Shelby (9-13) led much of a February 19, varsity boys’ contest at Brashear until the closing minutes. Jacob Shipman sank a three pointer tying the score late in the contest. Trae Treasure sank three of four free throws in the closing moments pulling out a 62-60 Tiger victory.
The Raiders took command from the opening tip. North Shelby led 19-9 after one quarter. Brashear (16-7) took advantage of their opportunities from the free throw line and outscored their guests 13-9 during period number two. North Shelby held a 28-23 halftime advantage.
“We never gave up,” said Brashear coach Sara Williams. “North Shelby is an athletic ball club. It is hard because we don’t match up with them very well. We were able to force a couple of critical turnovers that we were able to turn into points late in the game.”
Both teams ran the court in the third quarter. Brashear outscored North Shelby by a single point at the three quarter pole. North Shelby held a 46-42 edge after three periods.
North Shelby hurt their chances with an 8-20 overall performance from the free throw line. Brashear was 8-14 from the charity stripe on the night. North Shelby sank four of six from the line in the fourth quarter. Brashear was only 3-7 from the line in the fourth quarter.
The thrilling game went back and forth in the closing moments. The lead changed hands several times in the final quarter. Both teams sank four three point shots as a team during the near dead heat. Brashear pulled down 33 team rebounds on the night.
Trae Treasure shared game scoring honors with North Shelby’s Michael Goers with 17 points each. B.R. Parsons scored 16 Raider points. Chris Chinn was in double figures with ten North Shelby points. Michael Stoneburner scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter.
Kale Watson tossed in 16 Brashear points. Matt Thomas was in double figures with ten points. Kiley Watson scored eight points and led the Tigers with nine rebounds. Justin Hazen and Ryan Ferdig added two Brashear points each.