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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Steers sophomore Kolby Spurlin attempts to drive past a defender to the basket during the Steers’ 52-31 home loss to Jacksboro Tuesday. Spurlin was called for a charge on the play.

Tigers claw Steers at home

The Steers’ are showing signs of growth while the growing pains continued Tuesday night at Graham High School. The shots would not fall as the Steers show more of what will be their new offense under new coach Kris Hise. The Steers shot just over 25% in a 50-32 home loss to Jacksboro.

Coach Hise has continued to roll out more of his offense in game situations. It has not been an issue of running the offense, the drops are not falling for a young Steers roster comprised of mostly freshman and sophomore players.

The Tigers opened the game with an 8-0 run and led for the duration of the game. The Steers were held scoreless until Riley Lanham stopped the run with a 3-pointer at the 5:04 mark of the opening quarter. The deficit was reduced to three points one minute later with a 2-point field goal by Ashton Day. The Steers trailed 17-12 after the first quarter.

The second quarter started more positive for the Steers with a 3-pointer by Tyson Weaver. The two-point deficit 15 seconds into the quarter is as close as the Steers could get for the duration of the game. The Steers shooting went cold and were held without a field goal until the 7:30 mark of the third quarter. The Tigers closed the half with a 17-1 run. The Steers scored on a 1-2 trip to the free-throw line with 42 seconds remaining in the half.

For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 18 edition of The Graham Leader.

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