The Hopkinsville Tigers basketball team faced off against Madisonville-North Hopkins in an intense game at Maroon Gym. The Tigers had a rough start, only scoring three field goals in the first half and trailing 24-14 at halftime.
The Maroons managed to increase their lead to 15 points in the third quarter, but the Tigers didn’t give up. They came back strong in the second half, outscoring the Maroons 47-17 and ultimately winning the game 65-50.
Daisjaun Mercer played a big role in the Tigers’ comeback, scoring 16 of his 19 points in the second half. Six players from Hopkinsville scored at least seven points, including Antonio Williams and Isaiah Manning with 11 and 10 points respectively.
The Tigers were trailing for most of the game, but finally caught up to Madisonville at 39-39. They then took the lead at 43-41 with 6:01 left in the game and continued to increase their lead until the end.
Despite a late push by the Maroons, the Tigers were able to maintain their lead and close the game with an 11-0 run. Eaves led Madisonville with 18 points, while DeAaron Watkins had 15.
The Tigers will play again on Tuesday at Clarksville Northwest, while the Maroons will face off against University Heights on Friday. It was a tough game, but the Tigers never gave up and managed to come out victorious.