-The Rich Hill JV Girls and Boys traveled to Mound City for their yearly version of the Border War. It was night where the two JV teams got to be the featured games and they really put forth the effort to make it worth while.
In the first game of the evening the JV Girls put up a good game and played well. In the first half the girls found themselves trailing at the half but well within striking distances. The second half the girl were able to gain a small lead but were never quite able to get a lot of separation. In the closing moments of the game the Lady Tigers held a four point lead only to see Jayhawk Linn tie the score with seven seconds left. The Lady Tigers pushed the ball down the floor hoping for a last second shot and they got that shot but missed it. In the ensuing offensive rebound the Tigers gain control and we able with one second to get off a shot that found the bottom of the basket for an exciting win for the Lady Tigers. Despite having limited playing time this year the girls played a good game and got the Victory 30-28.
On the boys side of the evening the Tigers came into the game with a two game winning streak and ready to play. From the start you could tell that this was going to be an evenly matched contest. Both teams came out playing good defense and after one quarter the Tigers held a small 11-10 lead. In the second quarter the offenses could not really get into gear but could be because of strong defenses and both team struggled with foul trouble. At the half the Tigers still lead 19-16. The Tiger’s offense seemed to stall a little in the third quarter and the defense let down which allowed Jayhawk-Linn to take the lead 29-28. In the fourth quarter Rich Hill came to life and the offense reeled off 18 points while the defense kicked it into gear hold the opponents to only six points. The unit played well looking for each other offensively and defensively shutting the other team down. The Tigers won the game 46-35. The Tiger JV will play again on Friday night in a half game at Osceola. Scoring for the Tigers were Bryce Lewis with 16, Lane Brown 9, Sage Bolser 8, Clifton Bridgewater 7 and Adrien King with 6.