DAYVILLE The Dayville/Monument boys basketball team reminded its foes that Tiger country is nothing to mess with, with a decisive defeat of the Mitchell Loggers 74-14 last Saturday.
That win and a 66-26 trampling of Spray on Friday, Jan. 25, gave Dayville/Monument seven wins in a row, with a perfect 6-0 league record. The Tigers have trampled their last seven opponents by an average of 45 points.
The Tigers controlled the Mitchell game from start to finish, opening the first quarter with a 3-pointer from the right side of the court by freshman Colten Winters.
Scoring 11 in the first quarter, Winters led the Tigers to a 27-0 shutout at the first quarter buzzer.
On track for a 108-point game, the Tigers pulled their full-court press, and started working through their offense, rotating through several cycles and waiting patiently for a good scoring opportunity.
Mitchell couldnt capitalize until late in the second quarter, when they managed to put 5 points on the board.
With a 41-5 advantage going into the third quarter, the Tigers continued to play their bench.
Freshmen Dakota Emerson and Jordan Bowlus showed the depth of that bench as they confidently ran through a variety of offensive sets, and delivered contested assists and shots to give the Tigers a 51-9 lead after three quarters.
Conditioned and trained for high-tempo play, the Tigers continued to wear down the Loggers in the fourth for the commanding win.
The Tigers travel to Ukiah next, taking on the Cougars at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The Tigers are at home in Monument Friday, Feb. 1, facing Long Creek at 6 p.m.