Last year, the Tigers won a state championship in Trevyor Fisher's first year as the head coach.
Republic defended it's district title and now the 24-4 Tigers faced Carl Junction.
The Bulldogs from Carl Junction were looking for their 20th win of the season, and a major upset.
Republic's Brock Yocum curls off the screen and splashes the three pointer, it's 5-nothing Tigers.
Carl Junction taking it inside to Aaron Nelson and he's working hard on the block and gets the basket, it's a 5-3 game.
The Tigers Yocum with a big game, another three pointer and Republic was up 8-3.
The Bulldogs Nelson showing he has some range, the junior hits the three pointer, it's a two point game.
But Republic was strong, the inbounds to Cody Geiger who finishes with the baby hook it's 10-6 Tigers.
Then the Tigers Dillen Ramsey with the pick and roll and the basket, 12-8 after one.
And Republic goes onto win 77-69, the Tigers will face St. Francis Borgia in the quarters Saturday.
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