Tigers hold off Central-ClayPublished 10:48am Thursday, December 13, 2012
After winning the 2012 Pepsi Classic this past weekend, the Dadeville Tigers defeated Central-Clay High School Tuesday night at home, 62-60.
The Tigers were up 34-26 at the end of the first half despite having missed 10 free throw attempts.
Overall, the Tigers continued to suffer from the charity stripe throughout the second half as well, but held on to the narrow victory.
Dadeville senior Terry Toler led the Tigers with a double-double and played what head coach Rodney Taylor called one of the best games of his career.
“(Toler) was flying all over the floor and making plays in a lot of different ways,” Taylor said.
“It was good to see him come out and lead us when we needed it at times.”
Malik Tolbert added 15 points for the Tigers, who have now won four straight games heading into Friday night’s county match-up against Benjamin Russell High School in Dadeville.
“We’ve got to work on free throws before it loses us a game down the stretch,” Taylor added.
“There are times where we need to convert and we have to cut down on turnovers that I think are happening due to inexperience.
“But I like the way we hustle and compete as a team.”
Dadeville and Benjamin Russell till tip off following the girls game Friday night at Dadeville High School.