When the Tigers and Eagles met on the court for the first time in 2013, East Jackson stole the show. The Lady Eagles defeated Commerce 42-30, while the East Jackson boys knocked off the Tigers 53-46.
This Friday, the Eagles and Tigers will meet for a second rivalry matchup. The girls’ game tips off at 7 p.m., while the boys’ game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
The Commerce High School girls’ basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Friday as the Lady Tigers knocked off Tallulah Falls 34-26 at home.
Commerce (2-3, 1-1) held the Indians to only 11 points through the first three periods, allowing the Tigers to hold a comfortable lead throughout the game.
Hannah McRee was named player of the game for the Tigers after posting eight points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Lily Mather and Lexi Knox also added eight points each, while Hannah Davis pulled down 10 rebounds.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers fell to rival Jefferson 64-13.
Senior Hannah Davis accounted for over half of the team’s point total with seven. Mather tallied 12 rebounds in the contest.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers will play their last game before the holiday break as Commerce hosts Oglethorpe County (4-2) at 4 p.m.
Last Friday, the Commerce High School boys’ basketball team knocked of Region 8-A opponent Tallulah Falls 76-36.
The Tigers (2-3, 1-1) had five players score in double digits and shot 75 percent from the free-throw line on their way to the blowout victory.
Kirk Vaughn led the Commerce scoring effort with 13 points. Vaughn also added nine rebounds, five assists and five steals.
J’Varius Wood added 12 points, while K.J. Jones and Qua Colbert tallied 11 apiece. Cal Garner scored 10 points and had five rebounds.
On Saturday, the Tigers fell to Jefferson 71-38.
Commerce hosted Banks County on Tuesday, but details were unavailable at press time.
On Friday, the Tigers will travel to East Jackson to square off against the 4-2 Eagles at 8:30 p.m. East Jackson won the previous contest between the two teams 53-46.
On Saturday, the Tigers will play their last game before the holiday break, hosting Oglethorpe County (3-2) at 2:30 p.m.
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