Tigers net 1st home victory

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Every time West Washington tried to inch closer in the second half of Tuesday’s boys basketball game, Crothersville came together and put a stop to it.

The Tigers didn’t allow the Senators to regain the lead in the final 16 minutes, and they pulled out a 50-39 win.

“They made some runs at us, and I think that’s where some of those games early in the year that we were losing like that ... some of that now is starting to pay off where we’re starting to get some composure in those situations,” Tigers first-year coach Greg Kilgore said after posting his first home win of the season.

West Washington opened the third quarter on a 9-2 run to pull within 26-24. Out of a timeout, Jimmy Needler found Gene Hodge on a backdoor cut. That was an example, Kilgore said, of how his team managed to make a play when it mattered.

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