BROCK – The junior high version of Lady Tigers’ basketball wrapped up its extremely successful 2015-16 campaign on Monday, Feb. 1 against the Brock Lady Eagles. Even though the three teams combined for a 25-4 record over the course of the season, it was the sparkling 10-0 mark the eighth-grade A team posted which was most impressive.
To cap the perfect season, the eighth-grade A team used a 12-point third quarter to blaze past the Brock Lady Eagles on the road, 27-17.
Hailey Ibarra led the way in the scoring department by going six-of-six from the charity stripe for a team-high eight points. Brenna Baker added six points, Avery Turner accounted for four points and Alexis Drugan three points. Kora Dodson and Camryn Miller each scored two points to round out the evening.
Over the course of the season, the eighth-grade A team outscored its opposition by nearly 32 points per game.
The Lady Tigers averaged 44 points per game (440) during the 10 wins and held their opponents to a miniscule 12.4 points per contest (124). The defensive effort was highlighted by the five times the Lady Tigers held an opponent under seven points during a game and by the sheer fact that Peaster’s 25 points in the two teams first meeting was the season-high allowed.
The 25 points surrendered were also the only time an opponent crossed the 20-point plateau.
The eighth-grade A team won every game by double digits – with the lowest being a ten-point win against both Brock and Peaster – and included a 57-point, 63-6 win over Millsap.
The seventh-grade A team finished the season with a seven-win, three-loss mark. Two of those losses came at the hands of the Brock Lady Eagles.
Brock jumped out to a 24-11 lead in the first half, and it is a good thing. Glen Rose outscored the Lady Eagles 23-16, which included a 14-6 fourth quarter, in Tuesday’s, 40-34 loss.
Nine-different Lady Tigers scored in the effort. Jeana Dougleas and Presley Young led the way with eight points, Clenna Elam and Hannah Cantwell added four points, and Abby Stephenson scored three points. Lindsay Andress, Faith Shuffield and Emma Lozier scored two points, and Abby Koerner added one-point.
The combined seventh and eighth grade B team squeaked out an 8-6 win over host Brock to end the season with an 8-1 mark.
Citally Espino was the lone eighth grader to score. She converted on two-of-her free throws for her two points, while Taylor McKenzie, Jenna White and Felicity Austin added two points, each.