SPORTS

Tigers squeak out two-point victory, look ahead to possible playoff spot

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
Lyndell Joseph and the Tigers look to finish strong and hope for a home playoff game

East Iberville Tigers just eked out their sixth district victory of the season last week after taking down rival Ascension Catholic on the road, 62-60.

EIHS will continue the fight to keep their third place spot in the 6-1A District, but Kentwood is nipping at their heels at 5-5.

The Tigers hoped to extend their lead over Kentwood last week when they hosted 6-1A leader Southern Lab, but were tossed about in their home court after a 40-75 rout.

EIHS could easily finish in third in 6-1A, and could just as easily reach White Castle in second but would need a lot of help for latter scenario to come to fruition.

The Tigers and first year head coach Jason Marks have their hands full for the remainder of the regular season, as they will finish out on a three-game district road trip beginning in Ascension Christian, continuing to Kentwood and closing out at parish rival White Castle.

EIHS should be able to tack on wins over both Ascension Christian and Kentwood.  They defeated the AC Lions earlier in the season 71-52 and followed up with a win over Kentwood, 74-57.  The challenge to catching up to White Castle in 6-1A includes wins over both AC and Kentwood, followed by a win over WCHS on the road.

The Tigers know that not all expected wins are guaranteed, but if they do pull out a pair of wins over the next week, they are practically guaranteed a home playoff game.