By Megan Hecox
The Mansfield Jr High Tigers took on the Cedarville Pirates in last nights away game. Playing 7 games in a little over a week, you could tell that the Tigers were starting to get exhausted. The Lady Tigers lost 20-12 and the Tigers lost 36-25. Don’t fret just yet. The Jr High Tigers still have a lot of fight left in them. Taking tonight off, they will be back with a vengeance and ready to play on Saturday.
Boys Head Coach, Kent Elmore, explains the Tigers game against the Pirates. “In all aspects of the game, we were very sloppy. We have had 7 games in the last 9 days and you could really see the fatigue settle in last night. There is no excuse. As a Coach, I have to do a better job preparing our players for success. We will continue to work hard for our community.” Ethan Pettus was the top scorer for the boys’ team, bringing in 14 points.
Girls Head Coach, Erica McKay, says of her girls. “We played with a lot more effort against Cedarville but had some key aspects to the game that really cost us. We have to focus on our free throws, not giving up any offensive rebounds and not committing unnecessary fouls. Our post, Skylynn Harris and Alyson Edwards, had a big challenge ahead of them and they performed really well. Sadie Roberts had multiple offensive cuts and drives that scored almost half the points for the team. And guards Kynslee Ward and Olivia Bouse stepped up during key moments of the game offensively and defensively.”
The Jr Tigers will wrap up the Waldron Arvest Classic on Saturday, December 8th. The Lady Tigers will play Ozark at 130 pm and the Tigers will play Ozark following the girls.