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Tigers fall to Panthers in district tune-up

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    The Wills Point Tigers will be on the road tonight (Jan. 11), hitting the road to take on the Brownsboro Bears in District 14-4A play. Photo by David Kapitan

The Wills Point Tigers crossed their final step before the start of District 14-4A play tonight (Jan. 11), traveling to Quinlan Jan. 4 to take on the Ford Panthers.

Sluggish play at both ends of the court during the early stages would go a long way towards determining the game’s outcome as Quinlan Ford built up a double-digit lead en route to a 46-27 win over the Tigers.

The Panthers dominated first quarter play, racing out to a 15-6 lead over the Tigers after eight minutes of play.

Wills Point upped its game on the defensive end of the court in the second quarter, holding Quinlan Ford to just 10 points. Despite the improved play, the Panthers still led 25-13 going into the half.

Ford would continue to get the better of Wills Point in the second half, outpacing the Tigers 8-3 in the third quarter and 13-11 in the fourth quarter to secure the 19-point win.

Wills Point is scheduled to get its first taste of district play tonight (Jan. 11) as they travel to Brownsboro to take on the Bears.

The Tigers missed out on the playoffs during the 2017-’18 season, going 1-9 in district play against a slate that included Brownsboro, Canton, Mabank and Van.

Other upcoming games for the Tigers include a home date against Mabank Jan. 15, and three consecutive road games in Van Jan. 18, Canton Jan. 22 and Athens Jan. 25 to close out the first round of District 14-4A play.