Tigers Fall to Chartiers Valley
Boys varsity basketball loses at home Tuesday night.
The start of the game belonged to the Colts -- senior Matt Noszka made back-to-back 3-point shots, giving the Colts an early 6 point lead.
Brett Hoffman answered that with a 3-pointer of his own, but the Tigers trailed 19-7 after the first quarter.
“We dug ourselves a huge hole in the first,” said assistant coach Eric Thompson. “We knew they would come out with pressure and make shots.”
The Tigers were left playing catch-up the rest of the evening.
The Colts held the Tigers’ leading scorers to under 20 points, including Aaron Johnson’s 19 and Brett Hoffman’s 14.
The Tigers found their momentum in the third quarter. They outscored the Colts 19-10, tightening the gap to a 39-36 Colts lead.
But the Tigers had to call a 4:27 timeout in the fourth after a series of quick baskets widened the Colts lead to 48-39.
Inside drives by Hoffman and Johnson brought the Tigers closer, but a series of Colts foul shots secured them a win.
The 8 point deficit is marginal compared to last year’s 88-56 Colts victory, but fans say few outside shots may have made the difference last night.
“Our guards weren’t shooting tonight,” said Edwina Dandrea, whose son Drew Dandrea, plays for the Tigers.
“We weren’t getting the points we usually get from them,” she said.