Article by Blake Franklin-
Welcoming the Panthers to town on Tuesday, January 26, the Tigers were hoping to make easy work out of securing a victory against a rival that borders Henderson County. Things didn’t quite go the way the team had hoped for that night and Lexington found themselves in a dog fight. Ultimately, the Tigers were defeated by Riverside, 40-38.
This was one of the least productive performances by the Tigers all season long. Lexington was only able to score 9 points in the first quarter. The Tigers would then only score 8 points in the second quarter. After halftime, the third quarter saw the best performance LHS had on the night. The Tigers were able to put 12 points on the scoreboard that quarter. The final quarter, Lexington accounted for 9 more points before allowing a last-minute tip in to be defeated.
Coach Runyon shared the following after the game, “We had a very tough offensive game. This is the least number of points we have scored all season long.”
The leading Tiger in scoring on the night was Tristin Roberts. Roberts accounted for 15 points in the game. Following him was Rodarius Transor, who scored 9 points for Lexington. Four Tigers accounted for 3 points in the game. Those players were…
For complete coverage, see the February 3rd edition of The Lexington Progress.