CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – The Childersburg Tigers finally found themselves in the win column in area play after Tuesday night, Jan. 9, by defeating Indian Springs, 60-59.
Head Coach Johnny Johnson’s Tigers are now 9-5 overall and 1-2 in the area. Every game in area play now must seem like a life-threatening playoff game as they are still behind the eight ball.
The Tigers got timely inside play from Hezekiah Parker and Cam Smith. Seneca Shealey provided some three point shooting, and all of the cats played great defense.
Poor shooting in the first quarter and several turnovers saw the Tigers fall behind, but never by more than a few points because of that great defense.
Coach Johnny Johnson said, “There was no doubt that our defense kept us in it. They shoot it great, and to hold a very good team like that to 59 points is good. Our coaching staff was very proud to see how we competed after a shaky start.”
A back and forth game came down to the final seconds as Childersburg had the ball with twenty seconds to go and the game tied. It was obvious that the cats were going to hold for the final shot when Indian Springs fouled Freshman Jacob Johnson with 1.7 seconds left.
He hit his first free throw and the second went all the way in and rimmed out. Indian Springs tried a tip in at the buzzer to no avail, and the Tigers captured a 60-59 victory to go 9-5 on the season and 1-2 in the area.