A bump in the road against an improved Dublin team in the second round of the Dr Pepper Tournament forced the Glen Rose girls (4-5) to settle for a third place finish over the weekend.
Anjelica Lisauckis’ efforts were good enough to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team.
Glen Rose got the weekend under way with a Thursday morning win against 2A Rio Vista, 47-36.
After a relatively tight first quarter in which Glen Rose led 10-8, the Lady Tigers pulled away in the second when they applied full court pressure on the Lady Eagles and outscored them 16-8.
“Our pressure defense is fine,” said head coach Sheree Hill. “We’re not there yet and we’re still not reading some things but we’re getting after it.”
Lisauckis led all scorers with 13 points while also grabbing five rebounds.
Reilly Junge posted nine points and Catelyn Klipfel added eight.
Racia Ratliff scored seven and grabbed a game-high nine boards before fouling out late in the game.
The win set the stage for a Friday night matchup with 2A Dublin.
Glen Rose couldn’t adjust to the Lady Lions’ halftime changes and Dublin’s size was too much for Glen Rose in the 62-43 loss.
“We played decent in the first half, but they made adjustments at halftime and we didn’t read them real well,” said Hill. “I’m really proud of the way we played against a very good team.”
Lisauckis and Ratliff were both in foul trouble while Dublin’s Bethanie Young and Kim Ramos dominated the paint.
Lisauckis and Kailtin West each finished with 10 points while Ratliff tallied eight.
Klipfel (5), Junge (4), Taylor Rhodes (4) and Lindsay Floyd (2) rounded out the Glen Rose scoring.
With this loss, the Lady Tigers were sent to the consolation bracket where Fort Worth Country Day was waiting.
Glen Rose struggled offensively, but got the job done with a 31-21 win.
“We obviously didn’t shoot very well,” said Hill. “We probably came out a little flat after that Dublin game, but we got a win and I’ll take it.”
Country Day ran what Hill described as a very methodical, slow-paced offense, which led to the low scores.
Lisauckis led all scorers with eight while West finished with seven.
Ratliff and Junge finished with six and four, respectively, while Kiffany Kelly, Shelby Rotan and Floyd each had two.
Glen Rose traveled to Clifton Tuesday for a rematch of an earlier game won by the Lady Tigers. Glen Rose will be on the road again Thursday-Saturday for the West Kolache Tournament. The Lady Tigers begin tourney play against Waco Vanguard at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.