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Lexington Stuns Mansfield Senior

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/27/2013The Mansfield Tygers lost for the first time in OCC play in nearly two years at Lexington on Friday night by a final of 60-49. The Tygers jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, but Lex was able to keep it close trailing after one period 10-6 and by one at halftime 21-20. After shooting just 27% at halftime, the Minutemen shot 65% in the second half on 13 of 20, outscoring Mansfield 18-8 in the third quarter to grab a 38-29 lead after three. The Minutemen outscored the Tygers by two in the fourth quarter 22-20, to gain their first OCC win of the season 60-49 and giving Mansfield their first OCC loss since February 3, 2012 when Ashland downed the Tygers 74-66. Poor shooting also hurt Senior High as the Tygers shot just 16-54 for 30% on the night. The Minutemen were led in scoring by Matt Barkett and Joey Zahn who both scored 20. Trent Richwine scored six, Zach Temple seven. The Tygers were led by Mario Davison with 16, Naradian James 12, Jalen Reese and Donovyn Benson both had five as the Tygers drop to 5-1 in all games 3-1 in conference. The Minutemen improve to 4-3 overall, 1-2 in OCC play.
   
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