Tiger tamers… University School cages Hunter in boy’s hardwood play, 43-27

Published 12:13 am Wednesday, November 6, 2019

JOHNSON CITY – Coach Jeff Peters Hunter Tigers were hoping to follow suit of the Lady Tigers by picking up a win over University School but the Bucs came out to open the contest with a mean defense that led to a 14-6 first-quarter lead that led to a 43-27 victory for the home Bucs.
Marcus Shomaker used his size advantage to his benefit as he tallied four of the six points in the opening period for Hunter. Hunter Stevens dropped in two points.
The Tigers finally pulled themselves together in the second quarter as both teams played an even 9-9 period with the Bucs clinging to a 23-15 lead at the end of the first half.
Shomaker added four more points in the stanza while Mason Wilson swished home a long trey. Brynin Repass collected the last two points of the period.
The turning point of the contest came in the third quarter as the Bucs came out of the locker room with whips and chairs to hold off the Tigers while outscoring the visitors 15-5 to stretch the Buc lead to 38-20 heading into the final six minutes of play.
Elijah Stines drilled a three from beyond the arc and Shomaker dropped in a deuce in the period.
Hunter managed to outscore the Bucs 7-5 in the final period but it was too little too late.
Repass scored four in the period while Wilson drained his second three-pointer of the contest to pace the Tigers in the period.
For the contest, Shomaker led the way for the Tigers with 10 points while Wilson and Repass finished with six points each in the contest. Stines added three points and Stevens finished his night with two points.
Junior Varsity
University School…25
In JV boy’s action, the Bucs made it a sweep on the boy’s side by taking down Hunter 25-11.
Brynin Repass led the JV Tigers with four points while Mason Wilson finished with three points. Hunter Stevens was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line for two points.

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