North Carolina High School Basketball - Triangle Math and Science Academy edges Iron AcademyJanuary 4, 2019: Raleigh, NC
In Friday's league outing, the Triangle Math and Science Academy Tigers (Cary, NC) basketball squad nipped the host Iron Academy (Raleigh, NC), by a margin of 54-49.
The Tigers (10-1) will now prepare for their outing against Cape Fear Christian Academy (Erwin, NC). The Eagles go into the non-league outing with a 15-7 record. In their last outing, Cape Fear Christian Academy was tipped by Village Christian Academy (Fayetteville, NC), 100-76, in a league outing.
The now own a 4-6 record. They play next when they travel to Thales Academy for a NCISAA Freelance outing on Tuesday, January 8. Iron Academy will encounter a Titans squad coming off a 64-32 non-league loss to Southern Wake Academy (Holly Springs, NC). The Titans record now stands at 2-9.
The first three minutes of the opening quarter appeared that TMSA was about to run away with the game, seeing Iron Academy struggle to score. However, Iron Academy's grit & defensive intensity stifled TMSA's attack and took them out of their rhythm in the half-court setting. Iron Academy was able to find their groove a little bit and closed the quarter only down four points.
The second quarter turned out to be a 14-14 stalemate between the two teams, as TMSA couldn't capitalize on their opportunities at the foul line and Iron Academy was able to put forth a balanced attack, though they split their trips to the line going into the halftime break.
TMSA put up another consistent 14 points in the third quarter, changing their defensive approach and forcing Iron Academy into a number of turnovers in the quarter and limit them to only nine points going into the final frame.
TMSA closed the game out scoring 14 points for the third straight quarter, pushing their lead out to 14 points as well at one point before Iron Academy began their run to 18 points in the quarter in a valiant comeback effort that fell just short of the mark, as TMSA was able to escape with a five-point victory that felt more like a loss per the eye test.