2013-12-19 / Sports

Tigers want to win Christmas tourney

The Washington-Wilkes Tiger boys basketball team has been struggling with getting in shape after football season because those athletes that are coming off the gridiron don’t have their “basketball legs” yet. But Head Coach Don Keiser says he has told his team, “no more excuses.”

Keiser said the team and all the players have had enough full practice sessions now to be playing up to speed and he is looking ahead to some improved performances. Coming up at the end of this week is the Lincoln County Christmas Tournament and the Tigers open up with Prince Avenue Christian on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

“I really want to win this Christmas tournament,” Keiser said. Subsequent games will be determined by the outcome in the first round.

In games this week, the boys lost a heartbreaker to Athens Academy 58-63 but had three in double figures. Deandre Harris (pictured above) led the way with 15 while Christian Keiser and Devon Lewis each scored a baker’s dozen.

W-W bounced back on Saturday to whip Warren County 72-48 and saw the B-teamers come off the bench for the final five minutes of the game. Five Tigers scored in double figures including Lewis on top with 18; Treyvon Booker, Harris, and Keiser had 11 each; and Chris Jackson pumped in another 10.

Unfortunately, it was a painful outing when the Tigers travelled to Lakeside Monday night where they got “blown out” 46-63, the coach reported. Keiser led the team with 15 points and was the only one in double figures.

“We just had too many turnovers and they were very athletic,” Coach Keiser said. “Some of their guys can really, really play. They remind me of Jefferson.”

Return to top