Posted On: 02/2/19 7:30 AM

For one of the very few times this season, Whitehaven had to finish a game without junior combo guard Matthew Murrell.

But with junior guards Ragi Phillips, Kavion McCain, and Jesse Payne Jr. on the floor, the Tigers would be just fine without their best player. Payne Jr. had 18 points, Phillips added 10 as Whitehaven slides past White Station, 68-62 Friday night.

The Tigers (18-6, 6-2) had to fight off the Spartans after giving up their 14-point first-half lead. Whitehaven’s defense allowed junior point guard Amauri Abner to get nice looks at the basket in the third quarter that started White Station’s comeback. Abner’s first 3 of the quarter was in the corner, right in front of McCain’s face.

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