With just two seniors and an overall young team the St. Regis Tigers 14C boys team has a tough road in front of them this season. Returning senior, Ryan Teeter was unable to play last year due to a torn ACL and the other senior, Jacob Jasper, hasn’t played basketball since junior high. But he wanted to play this season to make sure the Tigers had a team said Head Coach, Jesse Allan.
The rest consists of three sophomores: Nicholas Day, Ian Ferris, and Broc Wright. Along with one junior, James Booker, and freshmen Andrew Sanford and Zane Antos.
“We are young but they have been working hard,” said Allan. “They should be a fun group to watch and they are motivated and eager to build something in St. Regis that will last.”
Each player is going to be asked to play a role they have not had to before and Allan is excited to see their growth as a team. “While I know how tough the top of our District is, I believe this season can be successful and these young guys will find ways to win ball games.”
Assistant coach is Tim Yeager and John Pruitt is the team manager.
St. Regis boys lose to Victor 62 to 42
During their season opener the St. Regis Tigers lost out to the Victor Pirates 62 to 42. During the Friday afternoon game at the Western C Tip-Off Tournament in Frenchtown the Pirates lined up 16 points across the board in all four quarters.
This doubled the baskets for the Tigers in the first quarter who put up 8 points. With 10 in the second quarter, 5 in the third and 19 in the fourth. Nic Day and Ian Ferris were team standouts with 20 and 18 points. Andrew Sanford had 4.
Tigers lose to Seeley on Saturday 67-22
During the St. Regis game on Saturday morning in Frenchtown they lost to Seeley-Swan 67 to 22. The Blackhawks dominated all four quarters with the Tigers putting 4 points up in the first quarter to the Blackhawks 16. They put 21 points on the board in the second quarter to the Tiger’s 9, and 22 in the third to 7. In the final quarter the Tiger’s managed 2 points to the Blackhawks 8.
During play Nic Day led the team with 12, Ian Ferris had 4, Ryan Terter 3, and Andrew Sanford 2.