Reporter Staff Report

With the exception of China Spring, Glen Rose has been right there at the end against District 7-3A opponents. They just haven’t finished on top very often.

The Lady Tigers dropped another nail biter on Friday, falling to Hillsboro, 39-35.

A poor third quarter left Glen Rose trailing, 30-18, entering the fourth, before a late rally came up just short.

The Lady Tigers outscored Hillsboro in the fourth, 17-9, to make it respectable.

“We had chances to win,” said Glen Rose head coach Sherre Hill. “Hillsboro kept giving the ball away, but then we’d do something silly and give it right back.”

The Lady Tigers were led by Racia Ratliff, Angelica Lusackis and Caitlyn Spurgeon with nine each in the loss, while Kaitlin West added four and dora Ibarra and Kaycie Brown each scored two.

Against China Spring on Jan. 20, the Lady Tigers suffered their worst loss of 7-3A, 60-31.

China Spring hit six first half 3-point baskets to take a commanding lead, and despite playing better in a man-to-man look after the break, the Lady Tigers never got back into the game.

West scored 11 in the loss, Brown had eight, Ratliff added six and Lusackis and Jessie Calkins each scored two.

“With the exception of China Spring, we’ve been right there in every game,” said Hill. “We just have to do a much better job in the second half of district.”

Tuesday games were postponed until tonight, when Glen Rose hosts West.