Boys basketball: Giddings lifts Jaguars to victory


WINDSOR — Led by Tanner Giddings’ 25 points and 13 rebounds, the Windsor Jaguars overcame an early first-half struggle to beat the Piner Prospectors 46-39 in overtime Tuesday night.

Giddings also had four assists, four blocks and three steals.

The Jaguars used a makeshift roster, calling up players from the junior varsity because seven from the varsity, including four starters, are still playing football in the NCS playoffs.

Piner coach Mike Erickson said the depleted roster didn’t look worse for wear.

“They still have Tanner,” he said. “He’s a load (to handle).”

Piner dominated the second quarter and went into halftime leading 22-16. But Giddings, who has committed to Fresno State, kept Windsor close, scoring 13 of his team’s 16 points in the first two quarters.

The Jaguars stormed back in the fourth quarter, erasing a five-point deficit to tie the game at 35 and send it to overtime.

One minute into overtime, Giddings came in from the right side and threw down the game’s only dunk to put Windsor up for good. On the next play, Casey Myers hit a 3-pointer to put Windsor up by five and the Jaguars never looked back.

Senior Preet Metla led the Prospectors with 10 points.