Tigers up season mark to impressive 12-2

Tryve Brackin
TIGER SENIOR…Andre Wright and his East Iberville High Tigers were off to a 12-2 start when they opened District 8-A hoop competition earlier this week.

East Iberville High's Tigers pushed their basketball record to 12-2, best in the parish, last week with a Madison Prep hoop round robin tourney victory over 2-A Springfield High and a 58-50 triumph over lower classification Jehovah-Jireh of Baton Rouge.

The Tigers claimed a 74-68 victory over Springfield with a 37-28 halftime lead and steady second half play.

Senior Greg Pickett and first-year varsity player Darryl Ingram both hit for 20 points or better to lead the EIHS offense. Pickett had a team-high 22 points, while Ingram added 20. Richard Johnson netted 11 to give EI a trio in double figures.

Joe Comeaux led Springfield with a game-high 34 points.

Two days later the Tigers claimed their eight-point road victory over Jehovah-Jireh by battling back from a 19-9 first-quarter deficit. It took a 21-10 rally in the final stanza to take the win margin. EIHS knocked off three points from the 10-point lead in the second and third periods.

Andre Wright collected a team-high 15 points to lead the Tiger offense, while the duo of Pickett and Ingram bagged 12 points apiece. Byron Clark and Frank Broussard combined evenly for 12 points.