The Stoutland Tigers traveled across the county line to Laquey on Friday and played a Frisco League game against the Laquey Hornets on homecoming night. The home crowd was treated to a great finish of the game.
The junior varsity boys warmed the growing homecoming crowd up with and impressive 44-41 win.
The Stoutland Tigers began the game by taking and early 14-6 in the first period. The Hornets responded in a resilient fashion as they were able to get the pack gym involved and outscored the Tigers 19-6 in the period. Laquey went into halftime with a 25-20 lead in the game.
The Stoutland Tigers just edged the Hornets by two baskets in the second period 14-10. The Hornets were able to barely hang on as they led 35-34. Both teams really slowed down in the final period as Laquey was able to make free throws and win the period 9-7. The underclassmen Hornets won the first close game of the night 44-41.
The Hornets were led in scoring by William Chitwood with 18 points including 16 of them in the first half. Both Nathan Fowers and Cayden Powers scored seven points. Levi Henson added six points and Nate Wallander score four. Michael Fleschute and Jesse Lucero made a free throw each in the win.
The Stoutland Tigers were led in the game by Austin Benavidez with nine points and Dayton Newell with eight. Micah Smith score seven in the close loss. Both Joey Dickinson and Clyde Offett scored four points for Stoutland. Wyatt Lauder and Zane Hodges added three points in the game. Mason Johnson made a free throw for the Tigers.
The varsity boys used the JV game and spring-boarded into their own close win.
Both teams started off strong as the Hornets took a 14-12 lead after the first period. Laquey picked it up in the second period as they outscored the Tigers 23-11. Willie Lunsford led the Laquey Hornets in scoring during the first half with 16 points in the game. The Tigers were led by Joey Dickinson who had eight points. Laquey went into halftime with a comfortable lead of 37-23.
The Hornets came out in the third period and were able to outscore the Tigers once again 17-13 in the third quarter. Lunsford led the charge again with ten more points in the matchup. Zane Hodges led the Tigers in the period with five points. The laquey Hornets increased their led to 54-36 after three periods in the game. The Stoutland Tigers really picked it up in the final period as they made a 26-13 run in the final period. DIckerson score twelve of the Tigers points while Hodges and Mason Johnson both combined for 11 in the fourth quarter. The Tigers came within two points several times but were unable to gain a lead. The Free throws won the game for Laquey as they hit nine out of their 13 in the period. Lunsford and Tristan Gann led the way with all nine of them. The Laquey Hornets held on to the win with a score of 67-62 in the game.
The Laquey Hornets were led in the game by Willie Lunsford with twenty eight points. Zach Norris scored nine for Laquey. Both Cayden Powers and Nate Acosta added eight each. Tristan Gan scored seven points. Both William Chitwood and Michael Fleschute score two points a piece.
The Stoutland Tigers were led in the game by Joey Dickerson who scored 20 in the big comeback effort. Mason Johnson added 12 points. Austin Benavidez scored seven. Micah Smith and Wyatt Lauder both combined for nine points in the game.
The Laquey Hornets will host the Iberia Rangers on February 9th and the Stoutland Tigers will travel to Plato tonight.