NEW MARKET – The Lebanon Tigers lit up the net Friday against Southmont on their way to a 75-58 win.

“We ran into a little of a buzzsaw tonight,” Mountie coach Jon Sparks said. “Lebanon is playing really well right now and they shot very very well. Typically that team takes about 13 threes, tonight they took 25. Typically they make around five, tonight they made 10.”

Tiger Trevor Lakes hit his 1,000th career point to take the lead at the beginning of the first 6-3. A close first was followed by a quarter plagued with turnovers for South.

“We had seven turnovers in the second quarter,” Sparks said. “Nine in the first half which is too many. We gave them too many easy looks and that helps some of those other guys that don’t normally score to score.”

Lebanon extended their lead to 13 at halftime. The third quarter saw a Southmont team rally behind Kaleb Swick’s 11 points.

“In the second half I thought [Swick] was more aggressive,” Sparks commented. “He went to the hole and finished his shot with more strength.”

He added that teams are not letting Cam Chadd get good looks so other players have to step up and Swick did that.

South (8-8, 0-5 SAC) outscored the Tigers (11-6, 6-0 SAC) 18-15 in the third. They came within 10 at the end of the third after a seven-point shooting streak to get them to 48-58 but this would be the closest they come.

“Lebanon did a good job on defense tonight and we still scored 58 so I am pleased with that,” Sparks added. “If we could have held them to a little lower, that was our goal but they just shot lights out.”

South will be back tonight against Harrison.