Tiger’s Threat scores 28 points against Cardinals.
By R.T. Gonzalez
The St. Philip’s College Tigers offense struck a match for their fiery first win of the playoffs against the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals 105-98 Wednesday in St. Philip’s health and wellness center.
The Tigers’ accounting sophomore, Daryl Threat, came out scoring four 3-pointers within the first seven minutes, beginning where he left off March 26 when St. Philip’s defeated this college’s basketball team 91-76.
Threat contributed 28 points in the game against the Cardinals.
“I could have gotten a couple of more rebounds, but I shot the ball well,” Threat said.
Criminal justice sophomore Mark Anthony added to the offensive with 25 points of his own.
With the Tigers’ defense getting more than five steals in the first 10 minutes, the Cardinals left the half trailing 53-39.
The Tigers continued to strip the ball more than five times in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
The St. Philip’s defense continued to dominate from inside the paint, which left UIW to shoot from beyond the arc.
UIW missed all of their 3-pointers in the second half.
The Tigers clung to victory throughout the remaining minutes.
The St. Philip’s Tigers will continue the playoffs at 8 p.m. Saturday versus the Northwest Vista College Wildcats at UIW’s Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center.
St. Philip’s is one of four teams competing in the playoffs.
This college’s Lady Rangers will face off against the Victoria College Pirates in the women’s semifinal playoff game at 2 p.m. Saturday also in UIW’s convocation center.