A slow start just seems to be one of the many tools that Carroll isn’t afraid to use to gain a victory.
In a Raccoon River Conference game played on Tuesday night, the Carroll Tigers didn’t start off the game with a blistering pace, but soon they changed their ways and ran away from their similarly named conference foe.
Carroll’s 74-57 victory over ADM on Tuesday night didn’t start off as well as they would have liked.
Throughout the first period, both teams were battling, seemingly back and forth in the contest. However, Carroll was able to gain the advantage late with one final shot.
The 18-17 lead after the opening eight minutes weren’t worrisome for Carroll, and there was a reason for that.
The Carroll Tigers were just warming up.
Carroll caught fire in the second period, as they seemingly did not miss a single shot.
A steady barrage of shots from the Carroll Tigers allowed them to start to run away with the contest. ADM kept the pressure on with shots of their own swishing the nylon, but each time Carroll saw ADM make a shot, or go on a run, it seemed that the visiting Tigers were able to match with a much-more-impressive, or even bigger run.
Carroll was able to add 24 points to its totals in the second period.
The Tigers’ 24 points mark one of the better single-quarter point efforts of the season.
The Tigers’ best single-quarter efforts of the year came in a win over Perry when Carroll scored 35 points in the second quarter, after dropping 31 points in the first quarter of the same game.
Earlier this year, the Tigers scored 27 points in the third quarter against Kuemper. They also had a 28-point second quarter in a win over Gilbert.
Overall, the Tigers were able to have a solid game from start to finish. They scored 32 points in the second half, while holding ADM to 27 points. That ensured that Carroll would win its 10th straight game.
Leading the way was junior Kaleb Booth, who had 20 points. He also had seven assists with three rebounds.
Colby Christensen added 19 points with five assists and a steal.
Treyton Goins added 11 points with three assists, two steals and a pair of rebounds.
Tory Feldman added eight points, with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Logan Ficke had six points, with eight rebounds and a steal. Nick Macke also had six points. Additionally, he added three assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Kelin Jones and Caden Kock had two points each. Jones had four rebounds and an assist. Kock added a rebound.
Carroll will be on the road again Friday to play Gilbert (5-5).