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Tigers’ playoff hopes still alive despite losses

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Joseph Mokry backs down a La Grange defender before swinging the ball to one of his teammates. Photo by Quinn DonoghueRamon Adams prepares for a step-back 3-pointer in the fourth quarter against La Grange.  Photo by Quinn Donoghue

​The Smithville Tigers faced off against their two arch rivals last week: The Caldwell Hornets and the La Grange Leopards.​Between the girls and the boys teams, Smithville went 1-3. Despite a couple tough losses, both teams are still in playoff position, each ranking fourth in district standings.​The lone victory for Smithville basketball came on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as the boys hosted the Hornets. The Tigers executed on both ends of the court and won convincingly, 59-44.​On the same night, the Lady Tigers traveled to take on Caldwell. A strong second quarter propelled the Lady Hornets to a 30-13 lead going ...

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