Hopkinsville Tigers Defy Expectations in Closely Contested Showdown Against Lyon County

    The Hopkinsville High school Tigers put on an impressive performance against Lyon County in a closely contested match, losing 77 to 66. Led by Seniors Bubba Leavell, Kemarion Smith, and Junior Antonio Williams, the Tiger’s defense dominated the first three quarters, making the defending region champs work for every basket. Williams, along with Kris Johnson and Isiah Manning, fought for every rebound and set the tone for the team’s intensity and determination.

    The excitement and energy of the Tigers team were contagious as Tiger Gym took on a playoff-like atmosphere. The Tigers managed to maintain a slight lead heading into the fourth quarter. Despite the solid defensive play throughout the game, the sharp shooting of Lyon County’s Travis Perry, who scored 7 of his 30 points in the last 2 minutes, and Jack Reddick and foul trouble for Leavell proved too much for the Tigers to overcome.

    Despite the loss, the Tigers should be proud of their efforts. They showed they could compete with one of the best teams in the region, and if they continue to play with the same intensity and determination, big things can be expected from them for the remainder of the season.

    2pt M2pt A2pt %3pt M3pt A3pt %FT MFT AFT %PointsR
    Gavin, Jacob22100.00%000047
    Johnson, Kris2450.00%000043
    Leavell, DeTravious3560.00%1333.33%3475.00%123
    Manning, Isaiah4580.00%001250.00%910
    Smith, KeiMarion11100.00%4666.67%030.00%144
    Williams, Antonio71163.64%2366.67%3475.00%2316

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