After flying high against the Madison Trojans last Friday, the Silsbee Tigers came back down to earth. Silsbee's rough 79-59 defeat to West Brook on Tuesday might stick with them for a while. While losing is never fun, Silsbee can't take it too hard given the team's big disadvantage in MaxPreps' Texas basketball rankings (they are ranked 653rd, while West Brook is ranked 28th).
Despite the defeat, Silsbee had strong showings from Jared Harris, who scored 16 points along with 9 rebounds and 3 steals, and Troy Rice, who scored 14 points along with 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Harris scored a full 27.1% of Silsbee's points, the fifth time in a row he's earned more than a third of the team's points. The team also got some help courtesy of Payton Jones, who scored 9 points.
Even though they lost, Silsbee were smashing the offensive glass and finished the game with 13 offensive rebounds. They easily outclassed their opponents in that department as West Brook only pulled down 20.
Ashton Simmons continued his habit of posting crazy stat lines for West Brook, dropping a double-double on 26 points and 16 rebounds. The matchup was Simmons' fifth in a row with at least ten points. Another player making a difference was Terry Satcher, who scored 13 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 steals.
Silsbee now has a losing record at 2-3. As for West Brook, the win for they keeps them at an undefeated 5-0.
Silsbee will square off against Nimitz at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. As for West Brook, they will look to defend their home court on Thursday against Angleton at 9:00 a.m. One thing working in Angleton's favor is that they have posted big point totals in their last seven matchups.