It was nothin’ but wins last week for the Mansfield Jr Tigers as the boys picked up two high valued victories, first against Trinity 40-25 and then against Magazine 44-32. explained Coach Keith Stovall. “I was pleased with our press in the first half. However, we are continuing to struggle in the second half. We just seem to let up a little when we need to step on the gas.” Peyton Martin had an impressive offensive performance finishing the game with 23 points. “Peyton has found the range and has begun to recognize high-quality shots. Dakota Lanford added 7 points and a great showing on the offensive and defensive boards. Zack Hayslip and Tyler Turnipseed rounded out the scoring with 4 each.”
“We had another solid performance offensively and defensively against Magazine to end the week. But we have got to improve our press break offense. Dakota Langford put in his strongest offensive performance of the year finishing the night with 18 points. More importantly, many of those points came off offensive rebounds. You don’t win many games if you are not giving yourself a second chance. A lot of heart goes into giving that extra effort to help your team has a better chance to win and Dakota sure showed it on Thursday night.”
“Peyton Martin with another untarnished game scoring 11 points. Tyler Turnipseed added 8 points. Zack Haylip netted 3 and another strong performance on the defensive boards. Cameron Pettus earned 2 points. And Winston Allison and Travis Tobey scored 1 each. Other positives from the Magazine game showed that we have several people that we can draw points from along with the excellent bench support from Cameron Pettus, Winston Allison, Brandon Segura, and Aaron Person.”
Attempting to secure their third straight win and third conference win, the Mansfield Jr Tigers will host an unrelenting and unapologetic Mountainburg team Tuesday, January 12. The Tigers will be going into this match with a 5-4 season record and 2-1 in conference.