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Tigers reach Antelope title game

By: Staff Report
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A rematch with a Placer team that beat up on it during a recent Foundation Game awaits the Roseville High boys basketball team in the title tilt at the Antelope Titan Holiday Classic Saturday. The Tigers evened their season record at 4-4 with a Friday night win over Antelope in the semifinal round. Roseville did not wait until the final eight minutes to turn it on this time, but earned a five-point advantage by intermission that proved enough to carry them through an evenly contested second half to a 54-40 win. Nick Schwyzer took the lead for the Tigers, who had to cling to victory after opening a decent advantage in the fourth. The contest was fairly even most of the way until the Tigers opened up an eight-point lead late. The good fortune was almost too much for Roseville as they nearly gave up the advantage. “It was our first time in that situation all year,” said Roseville coach Greg Granucci. “We got too cautious and were playing not to lose and that allowed them to make a a run. It was a good experience for us to handle that situation.” The score sat at 52-50 for a number of possessions before the Tigers finally hit a late layup to secure the win. “Our energy was pretty good,” Granucci said. “Nick (Schwyzer) played really well at both ends of the court.” Schwyzer scored 14 points to lead Roseville, while Trey Rosenberg and Jordan Magnusson each tossed in 10 points. The Tigers face Placer at 6 p.m. Saturday in the tournament championship game.