Childersburg competes in Holiday Classic
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The Childersburg Tigers’ basketball team took a holiday road trip to Wayne County, Ky. to participate in the Monticello Banking Company Holiday Classic. The Tigers played three games in the tournament, winning one. Childersburg head coach Al Barnett said the players enjoyed the trip and the challenge of facing teams from other states.

CLAY CO. OF KENTUCKY 71, CHILDERSBURG 65 OT

After leading for most of the game, the Childersburg Tigers dropped a close one to Clay County of Kentucky earlier in the week.

Childersburg started strong and led 13-7 after the first quarter. The Tigers took and 11-point advantage into the locker room at intermission and led 42-30 at the end of the third quarter. Clay County of Kentucky fought back in the fourth quarter to tie the game and force overtime. The Tigers were unable to make free throws down the stretch and came up short, 71-65.

Jatorre Cook led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points. Tylan Coleman added 13 and Sy Butler finished the game with 12.

HOLY INNOCENTS EPISCOPAL OF ATLANTA, GA. 73, CHILDERSBURG 40

Childersburg’s second game of the tournament ended in a 73-40 loss to Holy Innocents Episcopal School of Atlanta, Ga. The Tigers fell behind early and were unable to climb back later in the game. Childersburg trailed 18-8 after the first quarter and 29-12 at halftime. Holy Innocents held a 52-24 advantage entering the fourth quarter. Childersburg put up 16 points in the final period, but it wasn’t enough to garner the win.

Tylan Coleman led Childersburg in scoring with 11 points.

CHILDERSBURG 56, EAST HAMILTON (Tenn.) 51

Childersburg finished the tournament with a 56-51 victory over East Hamilton of Tennessee.

The Tigers trailed 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored East Hamilton in the second period to take a 24-18 lead at halftime. The Tigers led by five points at the end of the third quarter and held on in the fourth to pick up the win.

Tylan Coleman led Childersburg with 18 points. Trevor Bates added 10 points for the Tigers. Coleman’s performance during the tournament earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

With the win, Childersburg moves to 5-9 on the season.

The Tigers return to in-state play at home against Elmore County Jan. 7.