The Smoky Mountain Girls basketball team showed improvement with scoring and defense on Tuesday night but were unable to hold off a strong Tuscola girls squad who finished the night with a 60 to 38 win over the Mustangs. The Boys Varsity team dominated the game until the middle of the third quarter when Tuscola got their first lead. The teams traded leads for a few minutes of play but a 9-0 run by the Mountaineers had the Mustangs on their heels. Full court pressure in the last minute combined with timely shooting by the Mustangs got the game tied at the end of regulation. Tuscola took controll of the game in overtime period. A couple of Mountaineers got deadly hot while the Mustangs missed a couple of high percentage shots under the basket, made a several errant throws and committed other turnovers, and the three point shot vanished for the Mustangs in overtime. The final was 83-73 Tuscola.
The next game by the Mustangs will be against West Henderson on Friday. The game will be broadcasted live on 540 a-m WRGC.
We do not know what happened with the live stream on of the game on Tuesday. the station plans to have the problem corrected by Friday.