As basketball season approaches, Canton is preparing for a good year on the court. The Tigers are coming off back-to-back seasons with 15 wins or more, and despite having many new faces on the roster this upcoming season, they are aiming to keep the tradition of playing competitive basketball alive in Canton.
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With December now upon us, basketball season is here and excitement is growing for the upcoming season. The Lady Tigers are coming off a 9-15 season in which they were shocked by Covington-Douglas in the District Round of the playoffs in a last-second thriller.
The Lady Tigers take home the Consolation Trophy following Canton’s 32-16 win over Cashion. The junior high girls won three of their four games to open the season, with a Monday night loss to Hennessey being their only blemish.
Daylon McNabb knifes through the lane for one of his two fourthquarter baskets against Corn Bible Academy. With Coach Patrick Rich at home sick, the Tigers fell to the Crusaders to be eliminated from Lomega’s Junior High Tournament.
The Canton Junior High basketball teams kicked off their season with a threeday tournament at Lomega last week. The teams also took on Geary on Tuesday as the Lady Tigers won three of their four games, and the boys failed to collect their first victory.
Jake Sinclair wraps up his senior season with a terrific effort as both a tight end and defensive end for the Canton Tigers. He led the team with 26 receptions, 375 receiving yards and six touchdown catches. He also ran ten times for 91 yards. On defense, he finished third on the team with 56.5 tackles, and second with 14 tackles for loss. Sinclair also led all Tigers with 5.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
The Canton Tigers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Okeene Whippets last Friday in the opening round of the postseason. After shutting out the rival-Whippets in the season-opener, Okeene returned the favor to Canton with 28-0 loss that brought the Tigers’ season to an end.
The Canton Tigers closed out the regular season with a 55-22 loss to the Balko-Forgan Bison to fall to 3-7 on the year. The 22 points is the most Canton has scored over the last month, and was sparked by the return of freshman quarterback Luke Swartwood.