Tigers try to claw back on the road

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Junior Brady Kluender takes a jump shot against Storm Lake on Thursday night. He had a team high 16 points, but the Tigers couldn't slow down the Tornadoes in a 73-54 loss. (Photo by Craig Shultz)

STORM LAKE — Thursday night saw Spencer try to fight their way back against a Storm Lake team that was on fire from 3-point land in the first half. The Tigers couldn’t find an answer dropping a 73-54 decision.

The Tigers found themselves bombarded by the Tornado attack in the first half as Storm Lake canned nine shots from deep to put Spencer in an 18-point hole at halftime. The Tiger defense stepped up in the third period holding Storm Lake to just five points but failed to capitalize on the chances to get back into the contest. Early in the fourth, Spencer cut the lead down to nine, but that was as close as they would be able to get on the night.

The Tigers went 19 of 43 from the floor on the night including six makes from distance. They struggled at the charity stripe going just 9 of 16. Spencer also had 13 turnovers to halt their chances on the offensive end.

Junior Brady Kluender led the Tiger offense with 16 points while sophomore Chase Hough added 11 of his own.

Spencer drops to 6-10 and 4-8 in conference play. Friday they will get the chance to rebound as they head to face Cherokee who stands at 6-12 and 2-10 in the conference. The Tigers defeated Cherokee at home back on Jan. 6, 61-41.

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