HURRICANE – The Hurricane Tigers beat the Cedar Redmen 64-54 last night in Hurricane to move a half game back of first place. The loss drops the Redmen from a tie for first place to third place in Region 9. The win for the Tigers upends a 2-point loss the Tigers had to the Redmen just under a month ago.
The Tigers got off to a fast start behind the hot shooting from Taylor Parker who made four 3-point baskets in the first half. Parker would go on to finish with a game high 19 points.
The Tigers used the hot shooting to jump out to an 8-point first-quarter lead. The Redmen fought back to cut the deficit to three.
The Tigers their great play in the third quarter and took a 6-point lead into the final eight minuets.
The Tigers had four in double figures led by Parker’s 19 points. Colton Marshall added 15 points and seven rebounds while Boston Gubler and Benson Rich chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The Redmen also had four players in double figures, led by the region’s leading scorer, Kyler Nielson, who scored 15 points. Trent Snow, Kaden Garrett and John Urusa all added 10 points apiece for the Redmen in the losing effort.
The Tigers improve to 7-2 in Region 9 and play No. 1 ranked Desert Hills on Wednesday at Desert Hills High School. The winner of that game will be in first place by a game-and-a-half with two games to play. The game can be heard on Fox News 96.7fm 1450am KZNU at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, or live online at KZNUsports.
The Redmen drop to 7-3 in region play and fall a game out of first place with only two games left. The Redmen have a bye on Wednesday and play at Pine View on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
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