Lady Tigers stumble in Christmas break

Travis M. Smith Managing Editor | @travis5mith

MILLSAP – Sometimes when it rains, it pours. Unfortunately for the Glen Rose Lady Tigers’ basketball team, it has been pouring for five-straight games.

Over the first seven games of the 2015-16 season, the Lady Tigers outscored their opponents 279-265. They were plus-two points in the points-per-game column and boasting a 4-3 record heading into the fourth quarter of their semifinal tilt of the Glen Rose Lions Club invitational. The quarter in which leading scorer, Madi Gibson went down with a foot injury.

Since Gibson’s injury, (4-8) Glen Rose has been outscored 243-159, and has not only dropped 8.1 PPG – down from 39.9 PPG to 31.8 – but is also surrendering over 12 PPG more (48.6).

It is sometimes eerie when games play out exactly how the statistics say they should, and Friday’s 53-32 road loss to Millsap did just that. Post Gibson, the Lady Tigers have posted a close to a negative 21 differential in the scoring department compared to their first five games.

Millsap used a 22-point first quarter to coast into the Christmas break.

Jaylan Evans finished second on the team with seven points, but was able to pull in a team-high seven rebounds. Ally Andress continues to develop as a legitimate scoring threat and led the Lady Tigers with 13 points on 46 percent shooting (6-13). Presley Grace collected five points and five rebounds, while Sabrina Watson scored three points, and Brittany Miller and Brittany Rosentreter notched two points, each.

The Lady Tigers will take the next 10 days off before returning to action Dec. 28-30 to participate in the Agglieland Tournament in Bryan.