Racia Ratliff posted three consecutive double-doubles and Glen Rose went 2-2 in the Bryan All-Star Classic at Rudder High School last week.
Ratliff posted 17 points and 14 rebounds in a 51-12 defeat of North Zulch, 13 points and 16 boards against Normangee, who defeated the Lady Tigers, 49-46, and 10 points and 15 rebounds to lift GRHS past Hamshire-Fannett, 43-28.
Glen Rose also fell to host Bryan Rudder, 75-49, in the opening game of the event. Kaitlin West led the way in that one, scoring 17, while Ratliff had nine and Catelyn Klipfel added six.
“They were very athletic and had a very good team,” Glen Rose head coach Sherre Hill said of Rudder. “I didn’t feel bad about our performance. They were just really good at applying pressure and would sometimes just outrun us.”
Ratliff was the only Lady Tiger in double figures agianst North Zulch. Kaycee Brown added six while West scored five.
The loss to Normangee was a back-and-forth thriller in which Glen Rose trailed by as many as 16 thanks to a poor second quarter, but came back to gain a five-point advantage in the fourth.
Turnovers did the Lady Tigers in, however, as Normangee stole back the lead. Still, Glen Rose had a chance trailing by one and in possession in the closing seconds, but another turnover allowed Normangee to set up its offense and get a lay-up for the three-point win.
In addition to Ratliff’s 13, West scored 10 against Normangee and Angelica Lusackis added six.
Hill said her team looked flat against Hamshire-Fannett after playing two games the day before. Still the efforts of Ratliff, in addition to eight points from West and five from Lusackis, were enough to fuel a Glen Rose win.
Following tournament action, the Lady Tigers picked up their second straight win and third in four games against Alvarado in a 47-18 rout on Friday.
Glen Rose started slow against AHS, but ran away in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Indians, 21-2.
“We really improved our free throw shooting,” Hill said of the win. “We haven’t been a real good free throw shooting team, but we did much better on Friday.”
Ratliff was on fire from the line, going 12-14 (86-percent). She finished with 18 points and just missed yet another double-double with eight rebounds.
West scored 14 against Alvarado, while Lusackis chipped in with seven.
Glen Rose hosted 2A Dublin on Tuesday of this week and tips off District 7-3A play at West on Friday. The Lady Tigers are back home for a league contest with Whitney next Tuesday.