Tigard triumphs over Tualatin in second rivalry game

By Lizzie Slate, Staff Writer

It was a battle for the ages between the Tigard High School Tigers and crosstown rivals the Tualatin Timberwolves, who had their second basketball doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the T.H.S. main gym.

To start the night off, the varsity girls put up both a strong defensive and offensive game against their opponents. The game was close for most of the game, with both teams pushing each other with hopes to capture the win. After a back and forth battle, it was Tigard who came out on top with a final score of 63-56.

“I really enjoyed watching the crowd go crazy for their team and all of the players get pumped up to support their school,” said senior Juliette Bush.

With Tigard fans decked out in black and having won the first rivalry match, the boys team were prepared to capture the second win of the night. Both teams came out with high energy and were aggressive on the court. At the half, the Tigard boys led Tualatin by seven points with a score of 32-25. Both sides of the court were filled with loud and crazed fans showing off their school spirit. As the game approached the final seconds, the student section grew louder and louder. Tigard took home both victories for the girls and the boys, with the boys final score being 71-43.