Tigers Sweep Orabs

Sheldon, Iowa — Tigers Sweep Orabs at the Orena in non-conference basketball action, Girls fall 64-55 and boys fall 62-33.

In the girls contest it was a back and forth game until late in the fourth quarter. Tigers led after one quarter 18-14 behind 11 points form Alexa Johnson and the Orabs were led by Sydney Olson with 6 points. The second quarter was back and forth, and the Tigers would lead at half 32-29. In the third the Orabs battled back and tied the game at 44. The Orabs led early in the fourth quarter 46-44 before the Tigers took the lead for good. The Tigers made 8-10 free throws in the final minute to seal the win 64-55.

Spencer had two players in double figures led by 23 from Alexa Johnson and 16 from Allison Piercy. The Orabs also had two players in double figures with 13 from Maliah Kleinhesselink and 10 from Brooklyn Grady.

The Tigers improve to 3-7 and the Orabs fall to 3-10 on the season.

Spencer led at all the breaks in the boys’ contest. Karter Petzenhauser scoring 9 of his game high22 in the first quarter helping Spencer to a 19-10 first quarter lead. The teams battled back and forth in the second and Spencer would lead 27-17 at intermission. The third quarter was much the same with the Tigers leading 40-29 heading to the fourth. Spencer took control in the fourth quarter early and would go on to a 62-33 victory.

The Tigers had three players in double figures led by Petzenhauser’s 22, Gage Garnatz tallied 15 points and Kyle Morony had 10 points. Jordan Jefferies led the Orabs with 9 points on the night.

With the win the Tigers improve to 4-6 and the Orabs fall to 4-8 on the season.

Next up for the Orabs will be a road trip to Rock Valley on Friday evening and Spencer will host Algona on Thursday.

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