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Tigers and Lady Tigers Make a Bid in Cossatot Tourney


The Acorn Tigers and Lady Tigers began their bid in the Cossatot River Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, January 4.

The Lady Tigers faced the Caddo Hills Lady Indians in round one of the tournament and won with a score of 54-48. The win moved the Lady Tigers to round two, where they faced the Nashville Scrapperettes on Thursday, January 5.

Both teams kept it close throughout the first half, as Nashville led by five, 24-19, at the end of the second quarter.

In the third quarter, the Scrapperettes started to pull away from Acorn, outscoring the Lady Tigers 17-11, to make the score 41-30 going into the fourth quarter.

Nashville ran away with the game in the final quarter of play, scoring 22 points while holding Acorn to only 6 points. The final score 63-36, ended in favor of the Scrapperettes, and knocking the Lady Tigers out of tournament play.

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The Acorn Tigers played the Umpire Wildcats in the first round of the tournament, defeating Umpire 56-48, and moving the Tigers on to round two.

The Tigers next faced the Nashville Scrappers on Thursday, January 5. Defense was a key part of the first quarter, as both teams held each other to only 21 points combined. But when the buzzer rang, Nashville led the Tigers 14-7 going into the second quarter.

Nashville took off on an 8-0 run to start the second quarter, forcing Acorn to call a timeout with 6:01 left in the half. After the timeout, the Scrappers ended the half on a 10-7 run, to make the score 32-14 at halftime.

Acorn played right up with the Scrappers in the third quarter, holding Nashville to 16 points, while scoring 15 points of their own, making the score 48-29 going into the final quarter of play.

The Scrappers ran off with the game in the fourth quarter, holding Acorn to only 8 points, while scoring 27 points for themselves. Making the final score 75-37 in favor of Nashville, knocking the Tigers out of tournament play.

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