BASKETBALL: Tigers defeat Cosumnes on Casaba night




Last Friday night, Tiger basketball took on the Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack and earned a sweep, winning the varsity, JV and freshman games.

The freshman team won their game, moving the boys to 8-2 in league. According to forward Tomas Robles, the Tigers were able to overcome a decent first half and play a great second half en route to a victory.

“In the second half we played much better defense,” Robles said. “We really played together as a team and we started hitting shots.”

Robles also feels that if the team continues to play with the same energy and intensity they played with on Friday that they will have a good shot at earning the league title.

The JV team continued their dominance last Friday, winning their tenth game in a row by a score of 92-42. The win moves the Tigers to 21-2 overall and 10-0 in league, giving them a firm control on first place in the league. According to guard Bernie Graves, the team was able to come out fast at the start of the game and out of halftime. \

“We opened the game on an 8-0 run,” Graves said. “Then in the second half we came out on a 10-0 run and really put them away.”

Graves also feels that if the Tigers want to finish the season undefeated in league they need to maintain their intensity and keep playing the way they have all year.

The varsity team bounced back from their tough loss to the Antelope Titans with a nail-biting 67-65 win over the Wolfpack. The win puts the Tigers solely in third place in the Capital Valley Conference with a 7-3 record. Senior guard Zach Mancha feels that this game was big for the Tigers going forward in league.

“This win was very big for us because we secured third place in league,” Mancha said. “The momentum will help us going forward because if we want to get the number one or two seed we have to win out and beat Whitney and Ponderosa who are very good.”

The Tigers will play again tomorrow night in a big game for all three levels as they welcome the Whitney Wildcats to Moeller gym.