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PREP BASKETBALL: Alcovy Lady Tigers slow first half too much to overcome
Ajoyous Tuggle
The Alcovy Lady Tigers fell in the third place game against the Discovery Lady Titans, but Ajoyous Tuggle was honored as a most-deserving member of the All-Tournament team. Photo by Michael Pope.

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - The Alcovy Lady Tigers fought hard in the second half but were not able to mount a comeback against the Discovery Lady Titans, who took third place in the Greenberg and Price Annual Christmas Tournament at Woodland High School with a 35-28 win.

It was an offensive struggle from the onset for both teams, but heading into the halftime break, the Lady Tigers trailed by a 20-8 margin. The halftime talk must have given the Lady Tigers the boost they needed because they would slowly chip away at the Lady Titans lead for the remainder of the third and fourth quarter.

The Lady Tigers would pull as close as six points but could never pull any closer than that. The offensive struggles throughout the game and lack of finishing around the basketball cannot be understated. 

The offensive output in this game was the Lady Tigers lowest number of points scored in a single game this season, so they'll have to go back to the drawing board and assess what led to the poor offensive showing for them in this final tournament game. 

Despite the Lady Tigers offensive struggles, Ajoyous Tuggle still managed to score half her team's points and finished the contest with 14 points. 

Tuggle was consistently good throughout the tournament for the Lady Tigers and head coach Justin Hunter complimented her on the maturation he has seen in her and her game since she first started playing for the Lady Tigers.

Her efforts in this tournament and averaging 13.3 points per game over these three games at Woodland High School earned her the praise of making the All-Tournament team as the Lady Tigers representative. 

Tuggle will look to continue her run of play and try to help her team get back on track as they gear up for region play. 

The Lady Tigers will go on the road next as they start region play with a game against the Greenbrier Wolfpack on Friday, Jan. 3.