McQuitter's 28 points leads Tigers to first win

Cagers blister the nets in early road contest

Senior William McQuitter netted 10 field goals and eight free throws, while pulling down seven rebounds in the Tigers road victory over Columbus Monday night. Reporter/ Bill Martin Senior William McQuitter netted 10 field goals and eight free throws, while pulling down seven rebounds in the Tigers road victory over Columbus Monday night. Reporter/ Bill Martin COLUMBUS—Play ing in unfamiliar territory meant little as the Rockdale Tigers found their shooting comfort zone in their first victory of the season, 63-33 over Columbus.

The Tigers shot 55 per cent from the floor Monday night while evening their record at 1-1 on the season.

Senior swingman William McQuitter was the most comfortable, connecting on 10-of-17 shots and eight-of-12 free throws for 28 points.

The 6-foot-2 McQuitter—who is averaging 27 points in two games— also found time to snare seven rebounds.

Senior point g uard L ance Loewe followed with 15 points, while also dishing off five assists and nabbing five steals.

The game marked the debut of one of three Tiger football players who are starters.

Postman Justin Gadison scored four points and collected seven rebounds.

Tyler Wright and Joe Sanders did not participate in the game.

The Tigers jumped out early 15-8 in the first quarter and continued to pour it on, doubling up Columbus by halftime 32-16.

Rockdale outscored the Cardinals (16-16 a year ago) 31-17 in the second half, including holding them to five fourth quarter points, to secure the 30-point victory.

The Tigers are scheduled to play for the first time in their new gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 1 against Smithville.


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