Blue cagers third at Tiger Classic

Mitchell’s 33 lifts Tigers over Lexington Tuesday


Wendell Mitchell is averaging 28 points a game and poured in 33 points in the Tigers’ win over Lexington Tuesday. 
Reporter/Cliff Dun- Wendell Mitchell is averaging 28 points a game and poured in 33 points in the Tigers’ win over Lexington Tuesday. Reporter/Cliff Dun- The Rockdale Tigers suffered their first loss of the season which cost them a shot at their own Tiger Classic championship.

The Tigers settled for third after defeating Georgetown Gateway 60-38 and Caldwell 73-51 before being edged by Brenham 66-63.

Brenham went unbeaten through the tournament to capture first place, while Robinson was second in the six-team tournament.

The Tigers dispensed of Lexington 69-43 Tuesday at Tiger gymnasium to move to 4-1 on the season

Against Caldwell in the classic, Wendell Mitchell continued his torrid scoring pace with 28 points, including four three-pointers.

The sophomore—who is averaging 28 points a gsme in the early going— also turned in five assists and four steals as the Tigers used a 21-point fourth quarter to run away from the Hornets.

Darius Ford added 16 points while Pearce Loth took 10 rebounds.

In the loss to the quicker than-lightning Brenham, Mitchell struggled from the field (2-for-14) and the line (15-of-22) but led the Tigers with a season low 19 points as well as three boards, two assists and a block.

Ford followed with 18 points and three steals, while Loth hit 6-of-8 shots for a season-high 15 points.

Postman Patric Trejo blocked seven Brenham shots.

The Tigers actually led 36-33 at intermission, but a six-point third quarter allowed the Cubs to surge ahead, before a Tiger comeback in the fourth quarter that just fell short.

In the first round against Gateway, Rockdale pulled away with a 20-5 bulge in the third quarter for a 52-25 lead, despite missing 22-of-26 shots from behind the arc.

Mitchell pumped in 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting with five steals, followed again by Ford with 17.

Loth and Trejo both collected seven rebounds.

Tuesday

Mitchell sunk five three-pointers en route to 33 points and led the Tigers to a 69-43 win over Lexington.

The Rockdale point guard was 11-for-21 from the floor and 5-of- 12 from behind the arc. He was perfect from the free throw line on six attempts.

He also led the Tigers with four steals, three assists and a pair of blocks as Rockdale outscored the Eagles 40-22 in the second half.

William Dean was also in double figures with 10 points including a couple of treys.

Loth gathered up six rebounds, followed by Ford and Trejo’s five.


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