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Results from Peru for Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th

Tigers end 3 game skid defeating Lafayette Central Catholic Knights

Peru traveled west to Lafayette on a cold winter night to face the Knights of Central Catholic on their homecoming.

The Tigers started the game with good defensive pressure forcing 5 turnovers, but struggled to find the bottom of the basket.

The second quarter saw LCC’s defense cause 4 turnovers of their own while Peru’s shooting was as cold as the temperature outside the gym, due to settling for long shots. The game was all knotted up at 22 at the half.

The 2nd half saw the shooting woes continue for the Tigers from deep, but they managed to limit the Knights as well with their defensive pressure.

The 4th quarter saw sloppy play on both ends of the floor, in what became a quarter marred with 16 fouls called combined. The Tigers were able to make enough free throws and play good enough defense to escape with a hard-fought win.

The win moves the Tiger to 8-6(4-1 TRC).

Scoring –

Matthew Roettger – 12

Gavin Eldridge – 11

Xavier Turner – 8

Alex Ross – 6

Ian Potts – 3

Reis Bellar – 1

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Tigers Fall in OT to Northwestern 66-65

The Tigers hosted old soon to be new conference foe Northwestern on Saturday night. Northwestern will join the TRC next fall as they replace North Miami who is headed to the HNAC.

This game was a hard-fought back-and-forth affair. The teams traded baskets for the first 2 quarters. The visitors from Northwestern enjoyed a 5-point lead at the break. Neither team had more than a couple of baskets lead through 16 minutes of action.

Halftime saw 24 young fans compete in a game of knockout sponsored by the Pacers as part of hosting the 2024 NBA All-Star game. 7th Grade Tiger Sawyer Collie outlasted the rest taking home an All-Star game ball and a couple of tickets to the crossover game.

Peru started the second half with better defense and chipped away to only trail by 1 after 3 quarters of play.

The 4th quarter saw the teams trade baskets and fouls, but the Tigers were able to knot the game up and force overtime.

Overtime saw the teams continue to trade baskets. Junior Gavin Eldrige hit a 3-pointer to give the Tigers a 1-point lead with less than a minute left. Northwestern was able to outrebound Peru on their last attempts, and was able to get a put back basket with less than 8 seconds left.

The loss drops the Tigers to 8-7(4-1 TRC). They host Culver Military Academy on Tuesday night.

Scoring –

Matthew Roettger – 20

Gavin Eldridge – 19

Alex Ross – 18

Xavier Turner – 5

Ian Potts – 2

Reis Bellar – 1

By Adam Butt on Jan 21, 2024

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