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  • Tishomingo boys fall a shot short in Kingston; girls beat Latta JV

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  • KINGSTON — Silo scored 12 unanswered points to defeat Tishomingo 49-45 in the opening round of the Kingston New Year's Classic on Thursday. Tishomingo coach Don Tidwell said Silo is a good team led by a potential All-State player in Kendall Chives. The 6'4” senior forward led all scorers with 24 points, including half of the Rebels' 12 unanswered points to seize the lead for good. Chives also assisted on the final basket. “I was very proud of our kids,” Tidwell said. “That's the best we played this year, there's no question. I was proud of our entire team. (Sophomore forward Spencer) Upton inside played pretty well.” Nine turnovers crippled Tishomingo's efforts to stem the Rebel tide in the fourth quarter. Not all of them came as a direct result of the press, but that's the stat Tidwell said was the difference. “Their press is what got us,” he said. “I don't know how many turnovers we had, but we had several.” Tishomingo (0-5) attempted six shots in the final period, including 2-for-4 from three-point distance. Lovett missed two free throws at the 6:57 mark of the fourth quarter, two free tosses that resulted from a technical foul against Silo sophomore Tanner Clark. Tishomingo led by seven at that point. Silo scored 16 of the final 21 points. Meanwhile, Lovett paced Tishomingo with 14 points on 4-for-11 shooting. He shot 3-for-7 from three-point-range. For the game, Tishomingo shot 8-for-21 (38.1 percent) from behind the arc. Senior guard Devante Lawson converted the Indians' final attempt in transition to trim the deficit to one-possession. Tidwell immediately called timeout. With 0:23.6 to play as both teams broke huddle, the Indians had to foul. Senior guard Clayton Cramer fouled Shives, who hit both shots. The Indians held a 37-33 lead entering the final quarter, via an offensive rebound and put back by Upton. The ball rolled through the goal as the backboard illuminated. Upton clapped twice as he picked himself up off the floor and headed to the huddle. Tidwell said after the loss to Plainview on Tuesday that his two post kids missed a lot of shots. Upton did not always necessarily see the fruits of his labor, but he played better against Silo. “I never challenge them,” Tidwell said. “We just talked about it.” Tishomingo will play the loser of Rock Creek/Atoka Friday at 3 p.m. Silo 49, Tishomingo 46 Tishomingo 10 9 18 8 Silo 12 9 12 16 Scorers Tishomingo – Preston Lovett 14, Devante Lawson 12, Clayton Cramer 8, Spencer Upton 8, Zac Floyd 4. Silo – Kendall Shives 24, Lance House 11, Bryce Brister 8, Leonard Sandler 4, Jarris Hamilton 2. GIRLS Tishomingo 45, Latta JV 24 Latta JV 2 7 8 7 24 Tishomingo 14 16 6 9 45 Scorers Latta JV – Jordyn Scott 10, Jesse LeFever 6, Matison Worcester 4, Maebree Abney 3, Anna Wood 1. Tishomingo – Infiniti Cheadle 13, Chealsea Wilkinson 7, Alexis Row 5, Kailee Thomas 5, Te'a Elliott-Fox 4, Carolyne Lawley 4, Destiny Justus 3, Whitnie Christie 2, Mikayla Hook 2.
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