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Epic Tigers comeback falls short

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The Smithville Tigers basketball squad suffered two gut-wrenching defeats last week. With the loss, the Tigers dropped to 3-5 and fifth in district standings. The good news: Smithville is only one game back from the fourth ranked Taylor Ducks, meaning their playoff hopes are still very much alive. Their Jan. 24 matchup against the Manor New Tech Titans featured wild momentum swings and an overtime finish. Both teams traded blows early on, resulting in a 13-11 lead for the Titans after the first quarter. The Titans then broke the game open in the second quarter. They exploded offensively while keeping the Smithville offensive ...

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