Troup boys defeat Jordan to end four game losing streak

Published 11:49 pm Saturday, February 12, 2022

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The Troup County Tigers boys basketball team won their regular season finale Friday over the Jordan Red Jackets 66-56. The Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak to gain some momentum heading into the region tournament.

The Tigers’ offense was steady all night as they scored at least 14 points in every quarter. Troup County’s offense scored from every level in the first half, but its three-point shooting dried up in the second half.

The game was close heading into the fourth before the Tigers offense exploded in the fourth quarter for 21 points; their highest scoring quarter of the game.

Malikih Poythress was the star on offense for the Tigers with a team high 16 points. Poythress scored a basket in every quarter as his offensive game was a model of consistency all night. It was far from the Poythress show against the Red Jackets as the Tigers ended the game with nine different players in the scoring column.

The game had no impact on the final standings, but gives Troup County something to build off of.

Troup County finished the season 4-17 overall and 4-12 in the region to claim the final spot in the region tournament. As the eighth seed, the Tigers will travel to Columbus on Feb. 15 to take on Kendrick High School at 7:30 p.m. Troup County lost both regular season games to Kendrick by single-digits. The Tigers will have to win two games in the region tournament to make it to the state tournament.