The state-ranked Glen Rose High School girls basketball team lost for the first time this season on Dec. 8, falling to Class 5A Everman, 34-33, in the Hillsboro round robin tournament. Coach Ramsey Ghazal's Lady Tigers then crushed Alvarado 77-19 and Clifton 56-17 Saturday to earn second place in the six-team round robin.
Laiken McAnear and Ally Andress earned spots on the all-tournament team.
In the victory over Clifton, the Lady Tigers shot 53 percent from the field overall while holding Clifton to just 17 percent.
Andress scored 20 points, five rebounds and three steals. Hailey Ibarra was next with nine points, six steals and five assists.
Against Alvarado, Andress scored 21 points and recorded five steals. Next was McAnear with 17 points.
In the one-point loss to Everman, the Lady Tigers gained a 10-5 edge by the end of the opening quarter, but were outscored 11-9 and 8-3 in the next two quarters. Glen Rose then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 11-10 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t quite enough.
Andress, McAnear and Kashanna Bryant paced the Glen Rose scoring, with 12, 11 and 10 points each.
The Lady Tigers, No. 4 in the TABC Class 4A state rankings before the loss, played at home Tuesday night against Godley for the District 8-4A opener and posted a win to improve to 14-1 on the season. Glen Rose slipped to No. 7 in this week’s rankings.