The Mansfield Jr High Lady Tigers had one phenomenal season. The girls ended the year by making it to the second round of the Jr District Tournament. In their first game, the Lady Tigers overran the Lady Elks 32-27. For their final game, Mansfield pushed their skills to the limit but fell short 32-23 against Charleston.
The Lady Tigers played in over 20 games during their season. 14 of those were in conference play. Mansfield ended their season with a conference record of 6-8, earning the #5 seed position. The Lady Tigers are a young team filled with an abundance of talent. There will be only four ninth graders leaving the team. This leaves the nine eighth graders remaining, a great opportunity to lead the team for the underclassmen in the next season. Out of the Lady Tigers five starters, four of them will be returning.
Head Coach, Erica McKay, said this about her Lady Tigers. “There was so much growth from this group of girls. Each player individually improved and we most importantly improved as a whole team. I am most proud of the girls never giving up these last few games. Each game we seemed to have had a rough quarter that would get us far behind. At the start of the season, we could never mentally come back from it. However, towards the end of the season, these girls stayed mentally tough and would fight there way back.”
“They fought to the end and that’s what I am most proud of. This group of girls future is very bright for them. Next year, they will have to continue to keep working hard on the mental aspect of basketball and being confident in their ability to be more aggressive on the offensive side of the ball. These girls were fun being around my first year and I cannot wait to see them be successful in every sport they compete in.”