Article by Blake Franklin-
The Lexington High School Tigers basketball team was back in action during the region tournament last Friday night, as the team hosted the Liberty Crusaders on their home floor on February 26, 2022. The Tigers were looking to continue their run in postseason play after coming off winning the district championship last week. Lexington was up for the task in this game, as it came down to being a close contest in the end. Ultimately, LHS was the team that came out on top by winning over Liberty by a final score of 55-54.
The Tigers started things out by putting up 11 points in the first quarter against the Crusaders. Liberty was able to score six points to start the contest as well. In the second quarter, the Tigers added another nine points before halftime. Liberty recorded 13 points in the same quarter before intermission, also. The score at the half was 20-17, favoring Lexington High School. In the third quarter, the Tigers came out hot after the break and netted 17 more points and held their opponent to 11 points in the same quarter. The fourth quarter saw Lexington record 18 points to take the win. The Crusaders were able to score 24 points in the final quarter but came up short as they lost the contest by a single point.
Leading the way for the Big Red Tigers in scoring was Rodarius Transor, who finished with 18 points in the win. Both Tanner Neisler and Caleb Gorden scored 13 points each over the Crusaders. Rocky Hurley netted…
For the complete story, see the March 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.