Tigers nab big road win at LC-M

Published 10:37 pm Friday, January 19, 2018

LITTLE CYPRESS — They fought the defending Class 4A state champion Tigers hard Friday night at The Grove but Silsbee still rolled out of LC-M High School with a 75-56 District 22-4A victory.

The Tigers (16-8, 3-0) outscored the Bears (16-11, 2-1) in every quarter although LC-M was competitive in each period.

Silsbee entered the game outscoring Orangefield and Hamshire-Fannett by a combined 207-60.

Jordyn Adams paced the Tiger arsenal with a game-high 24 points. He was definitely a thorn in the Bears’ side in the second quarter in which he erupted for 17 points, including three three-pointers.

Senior Katon Brown powered the LC-M attack with 16 points and seven rebounds.

Devon McCain had 14 points and seven boards for the Tigers. Tiger point guard Bralon Bush filtered in 14 points. Kalon Barnes had nine points and seven rebounds for the Tigers while Chris Martin added eight points and six boards.

Braden Bridges chimed in with 12 points for the Bears. Christian Weatherly and Cole Frost had nine points apiece while D.J. Williams collected eight boards and Tristan Rhodes yanked down six.

Both teams finished with 31 rebounds.

LC-M had 16 turnovers while the Tigers only committed 10.

Silsbee finished 12-of-18 from the free-throw line while the Bears were 7-of-10.

The Tigers led 19-13 at the end of the first period as McCain zipped inside for eight points and four boards and had a vicious slam near the end of the quarter.

Weatherly got inside for four of the Bear points.

Adams went off on his jaunt early in the second period. He buried back-back three-point bombs to put the Tigers up by double digits and Silsbee never looked back the rest of the way.

Brown and Bridges scored six points apiece for the Bears in the second quarter as LC-M trailed 40-27 at the half.

The Tigers outscored the Bears 21-16 in the third to go up 61-43 heading to the fourth.

Bush powered the Tiger attack in the third with nine points while Brown and Frost tallied six points apiece for the Bears.

McCain scored six points in the fourth as the Tigers outpointed the Bears 14-13.

The Bears will look to bounce back Tuesday when they host Hamshire-Fannett while the Tigers will head to West Orange-Stark.