Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lady Tigers win in Overtime

The game Friday night between the Lady Tigers of Terrell and the Waxahachie Indians didn't start well for the Tigers.  It was midway through the first quarter before the Tigers got on the scoreboard.  By then the score was 8-2 Indians.  Terrell ended the quarter down by the same 8 points 15-7.  The team started to come to life in the second quarter outscoring the Indians 12-6, they trailed 21-15 with just over 2 minutes to go in the half but scored the final 4 points to go into the break only down by 2 points 21-19.

In the second half the Lady Tigers pressing defense started creating opportunities.  Tonisha Dean gave the Tigers their first lead with 23-22 with 5:17 left to go in the 3rd quarter.  The Tigers built a 4 point lead but every time the ladies would be poised to open the game up, the Indians would claw back to tie the score.

The Tigers held a 2 point lead with just over a minute to play but the Indians created a turnover and scored a layup to tie the score.  The Tigers turned the ball over again and the Indians had a chance to win the game but they never got a shot off.

Overtime was all the Lady Tigers.  Tonisha Dean opened up with a layup to give the Tigers a 2 point lead.  An Indian turnover led to a 3 point basket by Dean.  The Tigers were able to hold on and win in overtime 55-49.

The Lady Tigers win, along with Red Oaks loss to Poteet pulls the ladies within 2 games of the final playoff spot for the District.

Terrell: 7-12-13-13-10-55OT
Waxahachie: 15-6-12-12-4-49

#20 - Tonisha Dean - 17pts
#10 - Kelcee Derrick - 11pts
#32 - Cortney Hubbard - 10pts
#5 - Tiara White - 8pts
#21 - Ty Bolden - 4pts
#3 - Gabby Wren - 3pts
#23 - Hailey Whiteside - 2pts

#4 - Sterns - 19pts
#3 - Miller - 10pts
#2 - King - 10pts
#5 - Perez - 4pts
#14 - Davis - 3pts
#13 - Hill - 2pts

Tonisha Dean led all scorers with 17 points. 

The boys Runnin' Tigers missed a chance to gain a game on 4th place Waxahachie Friday night losing 55-54 on the road. The boys are 2-6 in district play only good for 7th place,  they are 3 1/2 games behind Waxahachie for the final playoff spot.

The Lady Tigers soccer team finished play in the Mount Pleasant Tournament.  They ended up 2nd in their pool, and 5th out of 16 teams.

The boys soccer team won last night at the Dr. Pepper Cup.  They have one more match this morning, then if everything works out a medal game this evening.