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Tigers Explode In Second Quarter To Defeat Bobcats - Rosman, NC


Last updated 12/4/2017 at 3:16pm

Jeremiah Reed

The Blue Ridge Bobcats had no answer for Rosman's Deland Thomas on Friday night as the senior poured in 37 points to lead the Tigers to an 86-69 victory. Thomas' ability to drive to the rim and muscle his way up for the finish was his main weapon on the night.

For the first eight minutes of Friday's game the Blue Ridge Bobcats looked ready to deliver an upset to the Rosman Tigers in their season opener as they built a four-point lead.

However, the Tigers, led by senior Deland Thomas, answered back with a 36-point barrage in the second quarter and never looked back as they by a final score of 86-69.

The Bobcats rushed out to a 7-0 lead before Braeden Welyczko drained a three to get the Tigers on the board and converted a layup following a steal moments later.

Rosman shifted to full-court pressure that presented problems for Blue Ridge and all...

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