Tigers enter break on high note

Photo by David Kapitan

Doug Sheldon draws a foul as he goes up for a basket against Ennis. Sheldon finished with a team-high 15 points in the Wills Point win. 

The Wills Point Tigers will carry a healthy dose of positive momentum with them as they reach the annual holiday break, topping Ennis 53-45 at home Dec. 19.

Wills Point struggled in the early going, falling behind 9-3 during the early stages of play. The Tigers got a slight boost in momentum just before the end of the opening quarter, getting a put back from Doug Sheldon with time winding down to cut the Ennis lead down to 9-5.

Three-point shooting helped turn the game's momentum in the second quarter, with Matt Mayfield connecting on three shots from long range and Jayton Oldacre adding another to give the Tigers a 25-23 lead entering the half.

Wills Point took advantage of its height advantage inside against Ennis in the third quarter, getting eight points from Doug Sheldon, and two each from Michael McCormick, Matt Mayfield and Tyler James to build a 39-29 lead with eight minutes to play.

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