Tigers Finish Non-League Play With Win

Inderkum Player Suffers Concussion


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Inderkum defeated Rodriguez High School of Fairfield 66-57  Monday, Jan. 7 at home.

Senior guard Quentin Davis suffered a mild concussion and will be unable to play for at least a week after a nasty collision with Rodriguez player Torian Varner.

The two players collided midway through the third quarter when they banged heads going for a loose ball. Davis fell to the floor and was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.

Varner suffered a cut on his forehead and needed six stitches, according to Inderkum officials.

“After Q got hurt, we just wanted to go out there and get this one for him-so that’s what we did,” Andrew Ignont said.

Head coach Rodney Haymer said Davis is a team leader and Ignont, Nef Torres and Seth Just were quick to step up in his absence.

“We needed the next guy to step up and fill that emotional type of spot,” Haymer said. “They all took pieces in filling that spot.”

Ignont (8 points, 9 rebounds) and Samer Dhillion (7 points, 13 rebounds) took a commanding lead inside the paint for Inderkum — something that was missing in the previous two games against Grant High School and Bear River High School over the weekend.

“Coach was getting into us about boxing out and getting the rebounds,” Ignont said. “We really focused on that.”

LD Dhaliwal led the Tigers in scoring for the second consecutive game with 12 points and Terrence White scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Inderkum opens up TCC action on the road on the court against four-time defending league champions Yuba City High School. The Honkers (8-8) are 41-1 in the TCC since the 2008-09 season.

Said Haymer, “Right off the bat is a very big game for us, a very big game.”

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