After scoring 91 points in the first game of the season Friday, the Crothersville boys basketball team struggled in its home opener Saturday night against Orleans.
The Bulldogs, shooting 31 of 48 from the field, could do no wrong, and the Tigers, going 13 of 40, could do no right, as Orleans claimed a 73-33 win.
“I think our lack of experience showed up big time,” Tigers coach Greg Kilgore said. “For two and a half quarters, I thought we were right where I wanted us to be. We were down 10 with about five minutes to go in the third quarter, and I thought if we stayed within 12 or 14 points up to the last quarter, maybe we could get back in the game.
“We missed two free throws, and then we lose their 3-point shooter as he knocked down two straight 3-pointers. Now, we get down 16 instead of being down eight. You have a couple of boys on Orleans who have won two or three sectionals against some kids who have never played varsity basketball,” he said.
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