THS boys struggle against West, but still win
The Tuscola varsity basketball team almost fell into the “the mother of all traps.”
And head coach Nathan Messer is sure glad his team woke up from their slumber and erased a two-point deficit (48-46) at the end of the third quarter to rally and beat visiting West Henderson, 65-57, Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers improved to 13-2 and 5-0 in the WNCAC, while the Falcons slipped to 2-9 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Coming off an emotional victory against their cross-county rival Pisgah four days prior, Tuscola came out flat and lethargic against West Henderson.
The Mountaineers took a 22-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, but allowed the Falcons back in the game and saw their lead shrink to three, 35-32, by halftime.
In front of a sparse and quiet home crowd, Tuscola couldn’t seem ...