Article by Blake Franklin-
Lexington High School Tigers basketball gave themselves an opportunity for a district championship plaque on Saturday night, February 19, 2022. The Tigers made their way to McNairy County High School to take on the Hardin County Tigers, with the winner playing for the district title. Lexington would fight and claw their way to a win in this game over Hardin County. The final score at the buzzer was 57-54, in favor of the Big Red.
The game saw the LHS Tigers start by scoring 16 points in the first quarter. Hardin County was only able to record 14 points in the opening quarter of play. The Tigers then went on to score eleven points before the break and held Hardin County to nine points before halftime. Lexington led by four at intermission. In the third quarter, LHS was able to add another 19 points to their total and only allowed Hardin County to post 12 points. Hardin County did come back in the fourth quarter and score 19 points, but Lexington finished with 13 points and took the win and a chance to play in the championship game.
Lexington was led in scoring performance against Hardin County by Rodarius Transor. He ended the night by scoring 20 points for the Tigers. Caleb Gorden followed him by scoring nine points of his own. Devin Bryant, Rocky Hurley, and Tanner Neisler each scored seven points apiece in the win. Aiden Valle posted four points and…
For the complete article, see the February 23rd edition of The Lexington Progress.