The Tigers scored first on 1 for 2 from the charity stripe in Friday's game against the Little Snake River Rattlers.
That was the only lead of the night for the Tigers.
The Rattlers' strong interior rebounding and quality three-point shooting led to a 9-16 lead after one quarter.
Reid Schroeder puts up an acrobatic jumper versus the Rattlers Friday.
In the second quarter the Rattlers repeatedly cut into the lane for layups while the Tigers seemed snake bit from anywhere near the rim. This led to a 17-36 halftime deficit.
The Tigers came back out of the locker room with defense on their minds. Encampment applied full-court pressure in the third quarter but Little Snake River seemed to break the pressure easily. Deft downcourt passing led to more open shots and layups for the Rattlers. The result: a 24-53 lead for the visitors after three quarters.
The fourth quarter was much the same. While the Tigers scrambled on defense, the Rattlers used an array of jumpers to maintain their lead which culminated in a 43-61 win from the visiting conference rivals.
The Tigers then traveled to meet the Cheyenne South Sophomores Saturday to take a close win with a score of 62-61.
The Tigers next take on the Saratoga Panthers Saturday at 5 p.m. in Saratoga.