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RMS vs NERMS comes down to the wire…twice!

Stephanie King

The RMS Tigers kicked of their week with a pair of wins over the NERMS Huskies on Monday evening. Both games came down to the wire and the girls needed overtime to pull out the win.

The boys kicked off the doubleheader with a 29-28 won over the Huskies. NERMS took an 8-2 lead by the end to the first quarter as Luke Thomas hit back to back shots to give NERMS an early 4-0 lead. Baylor Petty put the Tigers on the board with a jumper. RMS found a rhythm in the second quarter and opened the quarter on a 5-0 run. They crashed the offensive glass several times which led to back to back put-backs for Lucas Greiting. The Tigers had the lead cut to one when NERMS responded with their own 6-0 run including buckets from Caleb Rogers and Michael Fee. RMS closed out the quarter with a 7-3 run that included a three from Petty. At the half the score was tied at 15 all.

NERMS took advantage early in the third quarter as Fee laid one in. The Huskies’ lead would not last long as Petty drained his second three of the night for the Tigers. RMS would outscore NERMS 4-1 the rest of the quarter and led 22-18 heading into the fourth. The Tigers opened the fourth quarter with a bucket from Bryce Derry to extend their lead to 24-18. NERMS picked up three quick points to cut the lead to three. It was not long until NERMS tied the game at 25 all after a steal and three points the old-fashioned way from Thomas. Greiting would give the lead back to the Tigers, but a three from Fee handed it right back to the Huskies. Petty would knock down a pair of free throws to give the lead to the Tigers and Bryson Sweatt would make two crucial steals with 33 and 7 seconds left on the clock.

Baylor Petty led the way for the Tigers with 10 points, while Lucas Greiting chipped in 7. Jozey Akines added 6. Michael Fee paced the Huskies with 9 points, while Luke Thomas and Caleb Rogers each notched 7.

 

The Lady Tigers needed overtime to tame the Huskies and pull off a 21-19 win. RMS came out on fire in the first quarter as they outscored the Huskies 8-1. Elizabeth York opened the game with a three-ball followed by back to back buckets from Hannah Hinshaw. NERMS got the ball rolling in the second quarter as they outscored RMS 9-2 to tie the game at 10 all by halftime. Makayla McClain drilled a three to open the quarter for the Huskies and then picked up a lay after a bucket from Brecken Snotherly. Snotherly would close out the quarter with a bucket.

McClain broke the tie for the Huskies as she hit her second three of the night to give them a 13-10 lead. Snotherly would make a 15-10 lead with a drive and score. RMS picked up back to back buckets from Julissa Vasquez and Hinshaw to close the gap to 15-14 by the end of the quarter. The Tigers would tie the game at 15 all after a free throw from Veronica Marlow. Aria Coltrane calmly knocked down a pair of free throws to give the Huskies a 17-15 lead over the Tigers. RMS would tie the game at 17 all on by bucket from Hinshaw off an assist from Gracyn Hall. At the end of regulation this one was tied at 17 all.

Hall was hounded all night by the Huskies’ defense and would not score until the overtime period, but they were the four biggest points of the night. RMS took a 19-17 lead after a pair of free throws from Hall and after a walk from Snotherly on the other end, Hall would drain two more free throws. Edi Austin cut the lead to 21-19 with 3.5 seconds remaining, but the Huskies could not get off another shot.

Leading the way for Tigers was Hannah Hinshaw as she finished with 8 points. Gracyn Hall and Elizabeth York each chipped in 4. Makayla McClain led the Huskies with 8 points, while Brecken Snotherly finished with 6. Aria Coltrane would add 3 for the Huskies.

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