Posted On: 01/18/19 11:20 PM

Before the start of the game, Matthew Murrell went to his coach, Faragi Phillips, and told him that he wanted to guard White Station senior forward Brandon Brown.

At first, Phillips was, sort of, hesitant because Murrell does so much for the Tigers on the offensive end, but Phillips ended up allowing Murrell to take the challenge he asked for.

And it all worked out just fine for Whitehaven.

Murrell had 22 points and was a big reason why the Tigers were able to get the 64-57 win over the Spartans Friday night on the road. The combo guard got hot in the third quarter, scoring seven straight points to put Whitehaven up 45-36. Murrell had help from this teammates, Ragi Phillip

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