Tigers pound Panthers, 63-48

Friday, January 25, 2008
Tribune Photo by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber Marshall County's ryan Nicholson drives to the basket.

When you get knocked down you have to get back up. That's exactly what the Marshall County Tigers did Tuesday night as they thumped a solid Lewis County Panther squad 63-49 in Lewisburg after suffering their first District loss of the season four days earlier against Giles County.

Although key reserve Kedron Johnson was unable to play due to an ankle injury and senior center Deshaun Greer was forced to sit for much of the first half because of foul trouble, the Tigers controlled the first two quarters of play and led Lewis County 29-22 at the break.

Marshall County (17-3, 9-1 District) then ran roughshod over the Panthers in the second half and pushed their lead to 24 points midway through the fourth period before coasting to the 14-point victory.

With the win, the Tigers remained in a tie for first place in the District standings with Giles County, which defeated Spring Hill, 78-45, in Pulaski Tuesday night.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.