#9 Tiger Basketball’s Regular Season Win Over Trinity
With the year coming to a close, we take time to reminisce on the past year in sports. 2016 has been filled with countless games, memories, and championships that have added to the legacy of St.X’s athletic excellence. Now, as the crystal ball counts down to midnight, WSTX Sports would like to do a countdown of our own over the next few days. Let’s countdown the Top 10 Moments in Tiger Sports for the year of 2016!
Last year’s Tiger Basketball team was one to remember and their win over third ranked Trinity in the regular season threw them into the mix of teams to watch out for.
The Tigers were down 17-8 at the end of the first quarter, but they would refuse to lay down.
Led by point guard Connor McKim, the Tigers roared back in the second half and took their first lead of the game in the third quarter. At the end of the third, both teams were tied up at 36 a piece after an Austin Brian tip in at the buzzer. That tip in gave the Tigers the momentum headed into the final quarter.
Connor McKim would finish with 13 points in the quarter, and 31 on the game. He went 11 of 12 from the free throw line in the final quarter to seal the game.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Tigers had stunned the Rocks 55-48 to get their first win in the series since 2013.