BY EASTON LEONARD –
The Acorn Tigers hosted the Mt. Ida Lions on Senior Night, Tuesday February 7th, at Acorn High School.
Acorn started the game on a 12-2 run, before the Lions called a timeout with 3:31 left in the quarter. Following the timeout, Acorn finished the first on an 8-6 run, taking a twelve point, 20-8, lead into the second quarter. Mt. Ida cut the Tigers lead down to six, forcing Acorn to called a timeout with 2:00 left in the half, and the score 29-23. After the timeout, the Tigers scored another three points and Mt. Ida scored another two before the first half came to a close with the score 32-25 in favor of the Acorn Tigers.
Tyler Bates led the Acorn Tigers with 14 points, as Sparling led Mt. Ida with 14 points at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Tigers continued to keep control of the game, outscoring Mt. Ida 14-10, to take a 46-35 lead into the final quarter of play. The Lions were unable to cut Acorns lead down below 10 as Acorn held on to win the game by 13 points, with the score 56-43.
Sparling led the Lions with 18 points in the game, while McAdoo added on 10, Saylor 7, Ellison 4, and Carr and Ashely 2.
Tyler Bates led Acorn with 18 points in the game as well, as Leo Jacinto scored 16 of his own, Aaron Bissell and Logan Frost 8, and Zak Abbott 6.