Despite a slow offensive start on Saturday, Tullahoma was able to rally in the fourth quarter, getting back into the win column with a 41-34 home victory over Moore County on Saturday.
The Wildcats (3-8, 1-1) let a District 8-AAA home matchup slip through their fingers on Friday night, as Lincoln County prevailed 41-38. During that game, Tullahoma led the majority of the night, including taking a 32-23 advantage with 6:50 remaining in the fourth quarter.
However, Lincoln County rallied and limited the Wildcats to just six more points in the contest. Ben Fulton knocked down the lone pair of field goals in the final six minutes for Tullahoma and added a free throw. Austin Secrest also hit a free throw for THS.
Tullahoma got to the free-throw line just five times in the final six minutes of the game, making just two of those attempts, and missing the front end of a pair of 1-and-1s.
Early on, the Wildcats got off to a hot start offensively, jumping out to a 12-1 lead with 2:59 remaining in the opening quarter. Lincoln County put up the final six points of the period, cutting its deficit down to 12-7.
Things continued to stay close in the second quarter, as Lincoln County even made it a one-point contest midway through the period. However, Tullahoma scored five of the final eight points in the second period, taking a 21-18 edge into halftime.
Both teams struggled offensively in the third quarter, when the squads combined for just 12 points in the period. Tullahoma gained the upper hand though, leading 28-22 heading into the final period of play.
Fulton led the Wildcats in scoring on the night, putting up 19 points. Secrest added eight points, while Matthew Ross put up seven points and Corvion Fields rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma with four.
Those offensive woes continued for the Wildcats a day later, as Tullahoma trailed 25-24 entering the fourth quarter. After Moore County grabbed a 29-26 edge, Fulton hit back-to-back 3-pointers for Tullahoma, giving his team a 32-29 advantage that it never relinquished.
Fulton finished the fourth quarter by adding a pair of free throws, rounding out the period with eight points. Secrest added five points of his own in the period, while Ross and Fields each added a basket to help the Wildcats garner the victory.
Fulton again led Tullahoma in scoring on the night, putting up 12 points. Ross added nine points of his own, while Secrest tallied seven points.
Jake Hollandsworth added six points for the Wildcats. Fields finished with four points, and Mason Gann added a 3-pointer to round out the scoring for Tullahoma.
Tullahoma will return to the court on Thursday when it takes part in the 2018 Outback Classic hosted by Blackman High School. The Wildcats will face Blackman at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, before facing Grundy County in Murfreesboro at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.