The Wharton boys’ and girls’ basketball games against the Sealy teams were played very differently at home Tuesday, Jan. 7.
The Lady Tigers grounded it out in their 36-32 victory. WHS took the lead for good 26-25 with five minutes to play when J’Kayla Davis scored a basket. She led in scoring with 18 points. But, important free throws in the fourth by Courtney Coleman and Jaydynn Kemper kept WHS ahead. The Runnin’ Tigers had a 20-point lead in the second quarter on their way to an easy 72-40 victory.
The defense only allowed Sealy three points in the second quarter and the visiting Tigers never recovered.
Three WHS players scored in double figures - Joerell Davis (16 points), Roy Gentry (15), and Eric Johnson (11).
To watch videos of both teams from earlier this season, visit the WJ-S website and Facebook page.