The loss dropped the Tigers to 5-7 on the year while the Leopards ended an 8-game losing streak and improved to 3-8. The win added to the Leopards’ 15-6 lead in the series with the Tigers.
The Tigers got off to a fast start, giving
After a lead change and one tie the Leopards grabbed the lead for good on Jeff Kari’s short jumper with 5:37 left in the opening session.
The second half, however, was ugly, littered with turnovers and fouls. There were 31 fouls called by the officials in the second half, 18 on the Tigers.
The Tigers went cold to start the second half and didn’t make a field goal until Josh Thornton buried a three-pointer at the 16:22 mark.
Junior Hairston registered his second straight double-double with a game high 22 points and 11 rebounds. Smith also had the double-double with 15 points and 11 boards.
The Tigers are back in action this Wednesday afternoon when they travel to