Although suffering their first loss of the season, the Gentry High Rams basketball team has quickly resumed their winning ways.
Now owning a 9-1 record and a three game win streak, this past Tuesday night the Rams earned a 52-50 road victory over Cleveland Central High School.
In a hard-fought and exciting game, the Rams ultimately used a pair of Troy Griffin clutch free throws to help seal the win. The senior sank his winning shots with only 2.1 seconds remaining to play to take the game to its final point total.
Moving on through their schedule, the Rams will return to their home court Friday for more non-regional action against West Tallahatchie High of Webb.
Additional play this next week has the Rams traveling this Saturday to Greenville High School. This will be followed by another road trip next Tuesday to Grenada High School.
All games are expected to have a 7 p.m. tipoff.
In other action this past week, the Rams claimed victories in both of their games played in the Kirk E. Price Thanksgiving Classic hosted by Gentry High School.
Last Friday, the Rams opened their tournament play by dominating Mitchell High School of Memphis by a 98-66 margin.
One day later on Saturday, the Rams dispatched Coahoma County High School of Clarksdale by a 69-54 score.
In the Rams’ two-point victory over Cleveland Central High School, balanced scoring was had as three Gentry players reached double digit scoring.
Led by Chris Minton’s 22 point night of play, Griffin completed the game with 13 points scored while DeAndre Briscoe added another 10 points to the scoreboard.
Thus far, the only blemishon the Rams record this season occurred two days before Thanksgiving when the Rams dropped a 72-66 home-court loss to Olive Branch High School.
The loss to the 6A member Conquistadors was absorbed despite double digit scoring by a trio of Rams.
Leading the scoring for Gentry High was Briscoe with his 16 point outing.
Strong games were also had by LaDerrius Love and Minton as the duo scored 14 and 10 points respectively against the Olive Branch defense.