Fenton basketball

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Early on, it didn’t look like the Fenton Tigers were in any position to earn their third varsity boys basketball victory of the season at Kearsley.

The Tigers trailed 15-0 early on and still trailed 18-3 after one quarter.

However, the Tigers rebounded, took the lead and held on down the stretch, earning a 48-47 Metro League victory.

“We didn’t make any shots early on,” Fenton varsity boys basketball coach Chad Logan said. “We didn’t take bad shots, but we didn’t make them.”

After the slow start, the shots started going in. Fenton trailed just 22-18 by halftime and led 36-32 by the end of the third quarter. Down the stretch, the Tigers had a nice lead but were unable to make free throws when they needed to in order to ice the game. The Tigers missed three front ends of one-and-ones, allowing Kearsley to cut the gap to 48-47. Kearsley had a shot at earning the win, but the initial shot was missed. However, Kearsley got the offensive rebound and a putback attempt was missed as well.

“Late in the game we were not clean from the foul line and that gave them a chance,” Logan said. “There is no such thing as a bad road win. Everyone competes hard on every level on their home court on a Friday night. It was good for the guys. It was a positive environment even when we were behind.”

Addison McIntosh led the Tigers with 13 points while Alec Kussro had eight points. Trent DeGayner had seven points.

The Tigers (3-2) travel to Brandon on Tuesday.

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