• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Tigers win overtime thriller at Royal Springs, 47-43

The Woodford County Middle School eighth grade basketball team won 47-43 in overtime at Royal Springs Nov. 12. Alex Owens had a terrific game, scoring 20 points to lead the Tigers.

Woodford trailed 8-7 after one quarter, with Cooper Springate leading the way for Woodford with five points including one from beyond the arc. Both teams struggled to score in the second quarter and the Tigers took a 13-10 lead into the half.

The action picked up in the third quarter and the Tigers took an 11 point lead headed into the fourth quarter. Jabari Alexander hit a three pointer and Owens scored a handful of baskets to pace the Tigers. Royal Springs rallied back and outscored the Tigers 23-12 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 41-41 and send it to overtime. Woodford outscored Royal Springs 6-2 in overtime to win the game. Springate scored 11 and Alexander had seven for the Tigers. The WCMS seventh-grade team beat Royal Springs 48-27. Tyler Doyle had a fantastic game scoring 24 points including four makes from beyond the arc. The Tigers led 24-12 at halftime and were in control the entire game. Ethan Johnson chipped in with nine points and Collin Kemp and Taylor Penn each had five.

In the sixth grade game, The Tigers beat Royal Spring 31-30. Landon Heim led the Tigers with nine points on three baskets from beyond the arc. Jackson Grey and Jonah Branham each scored six points

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