Long range shooting accounts for win over CPA

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The Marshall County fans go crazy after the Tigers whipped CPA 96-77 to advance to the Region 5-AA title game

The Marshall County Tigers stuck to their guns Tuesday night at Spring Hill in the Region 5-AA semifinal versus Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA), displaying their long distance shooting prowess that has become the mantra of the Jason Tigert coaching era at MCHS, draining twelve long bombs in an exhilarating 96-77 win over the Lions.

The win sets up a region championship game battle with David Lipscomb and guarantees the Tigers a berth in sub-state game next Monday. It will be MCHS's first sectional appearance since their state tournament runner-up finish in 2001-2002.

After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Page in the district tournament title game last week, the Tigers turned in a performance for the ages, running and gunning from the outset, stunning the Lions and backing them up into a comeback corner.

Blaise Spencer was deadeye from start, draining a three from the right corner for a lead that Marshall County would never give up.

Read the entire story about the CPA win and the championship game in Friday's edition of the Tribune.