Dragons victorious over Tigers in season opener
The Cameron Dragons boys basketball team began the season last Tuesday, November 22 with a 27-25 road win over the Macon Tigers.
The Dragons trailed through halftime. After finding themselves down 8-5 at the end of the first quarter and 12-11 at the half, the Dragons overcame the deficit and lead 19-17 at the end of the third quarter. The game-winning shot came out of the hands of Kyler Hill, with a mere .6 seconds left in regulation.
The team was led in scoring by Parker McGinnis and Zeke Zeikle, who both scored 8 points in the game, Kyler Hill, who scored 7, and Matt Baker and Griffin Mefford, who each scored 2.
“The players played with great effort and competed hard for the entire 32 minutes.” Head Coach Jacob Meyer said. “Being able to start the season off with a win is a very good feeling and a nice confidence boost for the team. Winning the close game over Macon made for a much happier Thanksgiving break, and was a nice reward for the hard work the players had been putting in at practice for 3 weeks.”
Coach Meyer also states that the team excelled at rebounding the ball, keeping the Tigers from getting second-chance points, and defended well, which forced the opposing team to hit outside shots. “The players did not panic when we got down by 4 points with 3-4 minutes left in the game,” he said. “They executed and found a way to get a win on the road in a close game.”