Boiling Springs came to Sims and left with two wins vs. the Tigers during boys and girls basketball action Monday.
Sims’ boys team lost an overtime thriller 31-27 after trailing the entire game but the Tigers battled at the end of regulation to send it into extra play.
Boiling Springs opened the game with a six-point advantage and never relinquished the lead until the final period with a little more than seven seconds left. Sims (3-1) was able to take the lead with two clutch free throws by JD Cheek to give the Tigers a 25-24 lead. However, Boiling Springs found themselves at the free throw line with a chance to tie the game with less than two seconds left in regulation. The Bulldogs missed the first free throw but made the second to send the game into overtime.
In extra play, Boiling Springs took a three-point lead and would not trail again on their way to a 31-27 win.
Sims was led in scoring by Kennedy Beatty with eight points, JD Cheek and Jared Booker had five points apiece. Noah Greene had four points and Shemar Glenn scored three. Montray Feaster, Matt Haney and Catorian Smith had a great game defensively and grabbed several crucial rebounds, according to Sims head coach Mitchell Moss.
Sims travels to face Rainbow Lake on Thursday.
Boiling Springs 27, Sims 11
In girls action Monday, Boiling Springs limited Sims’ offensive production as the Bulldogs defeated the Lady Tigers 27-11.
Sims (2-2) was led in scoring by Dexlie Inman’s seven points. Mallory McGee and Andrena Jeter each scored two points for Sims.
The Tigers will look to end a two-game losing streak Thursday at Rainbow Lake. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.
Last Thursday, Woodruff’s defense prevailed over Sims as the Wolverines delivered a 17-11 victory on the road.
Sims tied Woodruff 4-4 after one period but the Tigers scored only two points during the second and third quarters.
Wolverines’ girls basketball team limited Sims’ offensive production with a 1-3-1 defense.
Inman had six points and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line to lead the Tigers. McGee and Jeter each had two points for Sims and Bailey Willard was 1-for-2 from the free throw line to finish with one point.