Tiger teams split home games with Keys
Central High School basketball teams split their home games with Keys on Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Cougars 47-44, but the Cougars earned the split for Keys with a 71-47 victory over the Tigers.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Tigers (8-3), fresh off their 2024 Sequoyah County Tournament consolation championship last Friday night, trailed 11-9 after a quarter and 23-17 at halftime, but they outscored the Lady Cougars 14-11 in the third quarter and 16-10 in the final period to get the come-from-behind win.
Central put a trio of players into double figures, led by Cambree Bair’s 15 points, followed by Autumn Cernicek’s 13 points and Koda Robbins’ 10 points. Ayrland Jiles had four points, followed by Hadlie Woods with three points and Haley Cheek with two points.
In the boys’ contest, the Tigers (4-7) had a 14-4 lead after a period, but the Cougars took control of the game with a 25-8 second period to give Keys a 29-22 halftime lead. A 25-8 third quarter by the Cougars upped the Keys advantage to 54-30 lead going into the final period.
In defeat, Cade Tucker led Central with 12 points, followed by Joseph Lee with seven points, Coy Blackburn and Devon Baggs with six points each, Noah Buzzard with four points, Connor Walters and Bo Locust each with three points and Hardy Buzzard, Isaac Rogers and Braxin Goodson with two pints apiece.