Maybe it walking into the William Osteen Gymnasium or the athletic frames of players like Jherika Brown, Glenda Garner, Marquisha Sanders and Tamia Aldridge.
Whether it was the pressure of playing their cross-town rivals, the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Lady Rebels started flat Dec. 14 against the Millington Lady Trojans falling behind 12-4 after one quarter.
But TRA regrouped and rallied to make the score 29-27 late in the third quarter in favor of the Lady Trojans. The comeback of the Lady Rebels ended up short with Millington prevailing 45-39.
David Hunt’s Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels had something to prove entering the William Osteen Gymnasium.
The other high school in Millington finally made it’s presence felt Dec. 14 on the campus of Millington Central High School. TRA players were competitive and entertaining with two powerful dunks from Darien Weakley.
And Rebel senior guard Johnie Sanfratello even brought the Millington Trojans’ Student Section to its feet pulling up to the volleyball line for a deep three-pointer in the second half.
Despite all those TRA highlights, it was the Millington Trojans winning the Flag City Showdown 74-52.