By BO BOWMAN

for the Princeton Times



The Princeton Tigers, playing before a crowd honoring a Hall of Fame Induction, battled Hurricane throughout four quarters last weekend, but came up on the short end of a 68-62 score on Saturday night at PSHS. The loss moved the Tiger record to 6-10 for the 2005-06 season.

Hurricane took the opening lead with a trey before Michael Winfrey countered with a two-pointer.

After Hurricane got two buckets, Shane Minnix hit a trey for the Tigers for a 7-5 Hurricane lead with 3:54 left in the first quarter.

The Tigers outscored Hurricane 7-4 the rest of the quarter and took a 12-11 lead after one quarter. Alvin Gardner and Winfrey had baskets while Minnix added a trey for the Tigers.

Hurricane outscored the Tigers 16-14 in the second quarter to hold a 27-26 half-time margin.

Casey Lineberry tied the game with a three-point play before Jevon Carpenter nailed a trey for an 18-15 Tiger lead. After Hurricane took a 19-18 lead, Jordan Godwin tied the score at 19-19 with a free throw at the 3:05 mark. Carpenter hit a deuce and a trey while Winfrey converted two free shots but Hurricane ended the quarter with two free shots for a 27-26 half-time lead.

Hurricane opened the third with a trey, but Winfrey hit a bucket and Minnix two free throws to tie the score at 30-30 with 6:37 to go in the quarter. The Tigers scored only seven points in the remainder of the quarter to trail 50-37 going into the final quarter. Gardner had a bucket, Winfrey two goals and Carpenter a free throw for the seven Tiger points.

Hurricane tallied 23 in the third, while the Tigers scored only 11.

The Tigers battled back to outscore Hurricane 25-18 in the fourth quarter but came up six points short of a victory.

Godwin had six in the quarter. Gardner had a trey and a free throw; Winfrey had seven points, and Carpenter had three buckets for the 23 Tiger points.

Winfrey led the Tiger attack with 19, including 4-4 from the free line. Carpenter had 13, and Gardner added 10.

J.J. Jones topped Hurricane with 25, followed by Matt Brown with 20 and T.J. Farley added 13.

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