Reporter Sports Staff
Injuries, sickness and “lights out” shooting aided in the back-to-back losses for the Glen Rose Lady Tigers last weekend as they began the second round of District 7-3A action.
Glen Rose was forced to move their matchup against West to Thursday because of poor weather, but it made no difference to the Lady Trojans as they came to Glen Rose and walked out with a 48-41 win.
“We just didn’t shoot well,” said head coach Sherre Hill. “They shot lights out. They hit 60 percent, we hit 30 (percent). That was the difference in the game.”
Kaitlin West and Racia Ratliff led the effort for the Lady Tigers with 11 and 10 points, respectively, and eight rebounds each.
Kaycie Brown and Angelica Lisauckis both managed six points, while Dora Ibarra, Jessie Calkins and Brielle Nicholson finished off the scoring with three, three and two points, respectively.
Glen Rose was without starting point guard Caitlyn Spurgeon and guard Amanda Hajany due to injuries.
Things didn’t get much better when the Lady Tigers traveled to Whitney.
Whitney had revenge on its mind after falling to Glen Rose earlier in district play, and the Lady Wildcats handed Glen Rose a 61-30 defeat.
In addition to the Spurgeon/Hajany injuries, Ratliff was also forced to sit out due to sickness.
Glen Rose made the call to four freshmen, three of which posted points in their first varsity action.
Taylor Rhodes and Roxy Ruiz accounted for four points each, while Terryl Dunn tacked on two of her own.
“I’m really proud of our freshmen,” said Hill. “They played hard and brought a lot of eneregy to the floor.”
Whitney had the upper hand from the floor and the charity stripe in this one, as they connected on 22-39 field goal attempts, and went to the line 32 times, compared to just seven for Glen Rose.
“They shot lights out,” said Hill. “They hit 22-39 from the floor and that’s very good for a high school girls team. We also turned the ball over way too much.”
West led the team with seven points, while Calkins tallied six in place of Ratliff.
Brown and Lisauckis posted four and three to round out the scoring.
Glen Rose returned to action when Gatesville came to town on Tuesday and will host China Spring on Friday at 6:30 p.m.