Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta and Minnewaska Area opened West Central Conference South action Tuesday with the Lakers winning 59-57 at their own court.
The Lakers, up by three with six seconds left, survived a turnover and the Tigers' last-ditch shot for the win.
Cole Riley's 19 points led the Tigers. Alex Erikson, who made the team's only three-pointer, followed with 14.
Shane Bosek scored 28 points and pulled down seven rebounds to pace Minnewaska. Brady Johnsrud added 10 points.