The Ensworth Tigers bounced back from a tough loss at CPA with a strong showing against Father Ryan Tuesday, winning 62-49.
It was a tightly contested game for three quarters. The Tigers jumped out to a 13-10 lead after the first quarter.
That lead kept bouncing back and forth in the second and third quarters. Neither team was able to gain much of an advantage. The Tigers led by four at the half, and by only three going into the final period.
That’s when Ensworth turned it on.
Led by junior Jordon Bone, the Tigers outscored Father Ryan by 10 points in the fourth to finish with a comfortable winning margin.
Bone led the Tigers with 23 points. Nick Rolfe and Will Bright both scored 9 points for Ensworth.
Friday night’s game against the powerful Brentwood Academy was an exciting back and forth contest.
Ensworth fell behind early, trailing Brentwood 18-12 after the first quarter.
The Tigers came roaring back in the second though, again led by junior Jordan Bone.
Ensworth was able to take the lead ging into halftime, 30-29.
Brentwood came out smoking in the second half, stretching their lead by six after three periods to lead 47-40 going into the final quarter.
Things didn’t get much better for the Tigers as Brentwood’s stifliing defense held Ensworth to just 10 points in the final period. Brentwood nearly doubled that output to win handily, 64-51
Jordan Bone again finished with 23 points to lead the Tigers.
Desmond Cambridge and Imani Starling each added 8 points for Ensworth.
Brentwood 62 Ensworth 25
The Lady Tigers ran into a extremely tough opponent on Friday night, facing the 22-1 Brentwood Academy Bruins.
The Bruins used a combination of stifling defense and inside scoring to dominate the action.
The Lady Tigers could manage only 8 points in the first period, falling behind 21-8.
Brentwood was even stingier in the second period, giving up only 5 points to the Tigers and stretching their lead to 38-13 at the half.
There was no let-up in the third quarter as the Bruins outscored the Tigers 18-8 to take a commanding 56-21 lead into the final period. There they played ball control and held on for the win.
Jordyn Cambridge was held to just 6 points for the Tigers. Delia Martinez and Hannah Doachin each scored 4 points.
Tigers Split Pair Against Father Ryan, Brentwood