Tifton Gazette

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January 30, 2013

Tiftarea takes the broom out on Brookwood with sweep

TIFTON — The Tiftarea Academy Panthers and Lady Panthers got a basketball sweep over rival Brookwood Tuesday at home.

The Lady Panthers went to 11-13 overall, 5-1 in league play with a 24-23 victory. The Panthers garnered a 51-41 win. That puts Tiftarea at 5-14 overall, 2-4 in league play.

Ali Rippy led the Lady Panthers in scoring with eight points, she also had seven rebounds.

Rippy’s bucket with 19.3 seconds left gave the Lady Panthers their winning margin. However, Tiftarea did have to survive a free throw attempt  with 0.2 seconds left.

Brookwood’s Payton Patterson made the second of two shots from the line. However, Tiftarea was able to get the inbounds pass in to end the game.

In the boys’ game, Rob Flick was a one-man wrecking crew for the Panthers. Flick had 31 points and five rebounds.

Ethan Mims had four points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals in the game, while Sam Tucker had six points and five rebounds.

The Tiftarea varsity teams will take to the court again Thursday at Sherwood. That will be a full afternoon and evening of basketball as the junior varsity girls will begin the festivities at 2 p.m. Action will then continue throughout the rest of the day and night.

In junior varsity action against Brookwood, the Lady Panthers went to 8-0 on the year with a 36-9 victory.

Macy Strenth led the scorers with 11 points.

The Panthers improved to 2-6 on the year with a 37-35 win in double overtime.

Logan Carswell led the scorers with 13 points. He also hit two free throws for the only points in the second overtime period. Those points gave Tiftarea the win.

Riley Mims also had 10 points for Tiftarea, while Michael Garvey added five points.

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