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Tigers Outlast Chester County to Grab District Win

Lexington High School Tigers Basketball
Photo by: Phil Blakley / The Lexington Progress

Article by Blake Franklin-

Heading into their second to last game of the regular season, Lexington had to hit the road and travel into Henderson last Friday to take on the Chester County Eagles. This game coming down to the wire, the Tigers gave Lexington fans a game to remember. With time winding down, and less that two seconds left on the clock, Lexington hit the game winning shot to defeat Chester County, 65-63.

The first quarter saw the Tigers score 16 points against the Eagles. Much of the same occurring in the second quarter, Lexington scored 16 more points before halftime. After a break and regroup of the team, the Tigers came out and scored 18 points in the third quarter. In the fourth and final quarter, LHS scored 15 more points, with the last two being the most crucial of the game and leading them to the victory.

Leading the way for the Tigers in scoring was Tristin Roberts. Roberts scored 31 points in the game and was also 7 of 10 from the charity stripe. Coach Runyon shared, “Tristin Roberts was a grown man tonight. He had 31 points, 15 rebounds, and made the game winning shot with 1.3 seconds left to go in the game and honestly our staff and his teammates were not surprised because we know he is capable of doing it.” Following him was Caleb Gorden, who accounted for 13 points. Wyatt Davis scored 10 points for the Tigers and Rodarius Transor netted 9 points in the game, as well. Rounding out the scoring for LHS was Michael Leslie. He scored 2 points in the win.

The effort was constant for Lexington in the road game and their head coach liked what he saw out of his team. “This is a game we probably didn’t win 2 weeks ago so I’m proud of the team and…

For the complete story, see the February 10th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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