Swansea responded positively on Tuesday to a blowout loss to mighty Calhoun County, downing Gilbert 65-45. The win was the third in four tries to date for the Tigers, who suffered a 91-42 thrashing at the hands of Class 1A top-ranked Saints on Saturday in St. Matthews.
It was a different story last night in Gilbert, where the Tigers jumped out to a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and carried a 33-16 leading into intermission. Swansea put it away in the fourth quarter with a 20-13 run.
Kyndon Scott (13 points), Damien Johnson (12) and Alaundrias Riley (10) paced a balanced Swansea scoring attack. Benton Williams (8 rebounds) and Riley (7) did the heavy work on the boards.
Johnson is averaging 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds to date. Riley is averaging 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds.
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The Tigers (3-1) continue in their early-season role as road warriors tonight at Wagener-Salley and close the week with a visit to Hunter-Kinard-Tyler on Friday. Swansea’s second home game of the season will be on Dec. 16 against Gilbert.