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Tigers battle Ottawa to the end

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 3:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 3:07 p.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Mike Vaughn)
PHS’ Garrett Duffins fires over the top of the Ottawa defense in Tuesday’s game at Kingman Gym in Ottawa. He scored 24 points in the Tigers’ 61-52 loss.

The Princeton Tigers gave the host Ottawa Pirates a run for their money, before falling 61-52 at newly renovated Kingman Gym Tuesday.

Their were seven lead changes in the game, with the Pirates clinging to a scant 30-29 halftime lead. It was just 44-41 after three quarters before the Pirates hit some threes in the fourth quarter to stretch their lead to nine at game’s end.

PHS coach Jesse Brandt said the Tigers also gave up too many offensive rebounds. Garrett Duffin led Princeton with 24 points and J.J. Vaccaro added 15.

The Kittens won the sophomore prelim 63-47 behind Jake Reinhardt’s 34-point explosion. He downed 12-15 field goal attempts (80 percent), including 4-5 on threes. Skye Behrends added nine points.

Henry 72, Annawan 56: Nathan Helle had 17 points, Deven Guelde 16 and Ryan Condit 14 as the Mallards defended their homecourt Tuesday. Marcellus Butler led Annawan with 10 points and Bo VanOpdorp had nine.

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