Glen Rose (5-8) dropped three close contests and blew out a fourth opponent in varsity girls basketball action last week.

The Lady Tigers missed out on an opportunity to finish third in the West Kolache Tournament when they fell 44-36 to host West on Saturday.

Kaitlin West led in scoring with 12 points while Reilly Junge had nine points while leading the club in both assists and steals. Lindsay Floyd had eight points and Teryl Dunn led in rebounds with seven.

“We did not play well and we had a couple players out,” Glen Rose head coach Sherre Hill. “Racia (Ratliff) was out and we’ve been without Anjelica Lisauckis because she hurt her ankle.”

In the semifinals Glen Rose had an opportunity to hand Waco LaVega its first loss of the season when the Lady Tigers trailed by just two with two minutes remaining.

But LaVega pulled away for a 51-40 win and marched on to the championship.

Glen Rose was led in the loss by Junge with 14 points while Ratliff (8), West (6) and Taylor Rhodes (6) also had good offensive games. Kiffany Kelly led the rebounding effort with eight boards.

Glen Rose dominated Waco Vanguard 63-36 in the tournament opener thanks to a balanced scoring effort.

Ratliff scored 13 points followed by West with 10. Dunn had eight, Caitlin Klipfel and Rhodes tallied seven each, Shelby Rotan had six and Jung scored five to go with five assists.

Before tournament action, the Lady Tigers traveled to Clifton and came out on the wrong end of a 51-44 final.

Ratliff had a big night with 21 points and more than 10 rebounds for a double-double. Jung scored nine for the Lady Tigers while Rhodes added seven.

Glen Rose visited Class A Meridian Tuesday and travels to Tolar next Monday. After a break for Christmas the Lady Tigers will compete in a tournament in Bryan.

“We have a few games left to prepare for district,” Hill said. “We need to take advantage of them.”