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M-P Tigers stage big second half comeback to defeat Crow Creek

Posted 2/11/13 (Mon)

Mobridge-Pollock stormed back from a 12 point first half deficit to defeat the Crow Creek Chieftains, 63-51, Friday night on the Chieftains’ court.
The Tigers opened the game with a couple of procedural free shots. After two minutes of non scoring action, M-P finally put down the first bucket of the night. The chieftains quickly answered with a three treys. M-P got their second bucket mid way through the quarter. Again, the Chieftains answered quickly with two more baskets to stretch their lead to seven, 13-6. After another bucket by the Tigers Crow Creek scored and old fashioned three. In the final minute the only scoring was from the charity stripe. M-P got two and the Chieftains one leaving Crow Creek up by seven at the break, 17-10.
Crow Creek opened the second quarter with a bucket and after a score by M-P and old fashioned three expanded the Chieftains lead to ten. In mid quarter action the Chieftains went up by as many as 12. M-P came back with a seven point run and trailed, 26-21, at the two minute mark. The only scoring in those final two minutes was a bucket by the Chieftains putting them up, 28-21.
M-P stormed out in the second half  and got some results with their pressure. They knotted the game up at, 28-28, after a seven point run.. It was tied again at, 30-30, before the Tigers took a three point lead. A trey by the Chieftains  tied the game up again. M-P answered with a bucket only to have the Chieftains take the lead back with another trey. In the final three minutes M-P out scored Crow Creek, 13 to three to open up a nine point edge at the break, 48-39.
In the first 1:30 of the final quarter Crow Creek got a bucket and the Tigers a trey. Over the next 3:30 the Tigers gave up just two free shots while putting down a free shot and three buckets to go up 15, 58-43. The Chieftains connected with another trey with just over three minutes to go. They got another bucket at the two minute mark but the Tigers sandwiched four of four free throw shooting around it to maintain a double digit lead. The Chieftains trimmed the lead to 11 with a bucket and free shot late. M-P got a the last score of the contest, a free shot, to account for their 12 point win, 63-51.



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