BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn junior boys basketball team hosted the Dierks Jr. Outlaws at Acorn High School.
The Jr. Tigers started the game on a 4-0 run, forcing Dierks to call a timeout with 3:53 left in the first quarter. Following the timeout, the Jr. Outlaws outscored Acorn 12-8, to tie the game going into the second quarter at twelve points apiece. Both teams continued to keep the game close in the second, scoring twelve points each, to make the score 24-24 at the half.
At halftime, D. Sirmon led the Jr. Outlaws with 13 points, as Damian Bohlman led Acorn with 12 points.
In the third quarter, Acorn fought for a small lead, outscoring the Jr. Outlaws 6-4, to take a two point lead into the final quarter of play. Dierks got within one point of the Jr. Tigers in the fourth, but were never able to take the lead, as Acorn held on to win by three, 39-36.
D. Sirmon led the Dierks Jr. Outlaws with 19 points, while K. Helms chipped in 7 points, A. Kirby 5 points, K. Kersey and A. Mack 2 points each, and B. Starks 1 points.
Damian Bohlman led the Acorn Jr. Tigers with 21 points, as number fifteen added on 7 points, T. Lyle 6 points, and J. Lyle 5 points.
On Monday, February 5th, the Jr. Tigers took on Odeon in the first round of the 1A-7 West Jr. District Tournament at Oden.