Tigers get blown out in final regular season game


Tara Vogler

Marquis Pepper (11) brings the ball up the court in a game against Eureka earlier this season.

Ronnie Suggs Jr. of Washington High School scored 41 points against OHS on Feb. 26.

Led by Suggs Jr., who is committed to the University of Missouri , the Jayhawks defeated the Tigers 78-47  in their final regular season game before district play.

“We didn’t meet their intensity early and dug ourselves a deep hole,” said head coach Nick Traxler.

The Tigers came out of the gates swinging, keeping the game close. Mid-way through the first quarter Washington led 11-7, that would be as close as the Tigers would get. Playing tight defense the Tigers watched in disbelief as Washington made shot after shot after shot.

After the first quarter the Tigers looked disheartened and played with little emotion. At some points the Tigers would show some life, but would quickly be shot down by the Jayhawks.

A few bright spots in what was an ugly game were the hustle that Carvon Robinson (11) showed, and getting a solid night from fellow junior Jake Meier.

“It was nice to see Meier step up in a tough game,” Traxler said.

The Tigers now look to put the ugly game against Washington behind them and focus on a district run which begins Tuesday (Mar. 4) against Poplar Bluff at Seckman. The game tips at 5:30.


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