Mansfield Junior High Girls Basketball Team ended their season on Wednesday February 7th with a semi-final loss to Cedarville in the district tournament.
On Monday February 5th the Junior High Lady Tigers travelled to Cedarville to compete against Greenland in the first round of the district tournament. Led by Freshman Danielle Lillie the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Pirates. Danielle had 16 of the team’s points along with multiple steals, rebounds, and a charge. Mikayla Harrison, Haylee Helms, Olivia Bouse, Amber Elmore, Sadie Roberts and Hailea Raines all had points during the game.
The girls started off slow but picked it up in the second quarter to get us a good 19-9 lead going into halftime. The Lady Tigers continued to build on their lead until the conclusion of the competition with a 39-19 victory.
Since the Lady Tigers won they moved on to the semi-final round of the Junior High District Tournament to face Cedarville.
The Lady Tigers battled hard against a very good Cedarville team. Lead again by Freshman Danielle Lillie, the Lady Tigers overcame a few obstacles during the game. The lady tigers doubled their point total from the last time they played the Lady Pirates and we defended the press better than we had in previous games. Ultimately the Lady Tigers were defeated by the Lady Pirates which ended up being their final game of the season.
“I am proud of my team,” said Coach Bryan. “They overcame many different adversities throughout this basketball season and began to show pride in their sport by competing at a higher level than they thought they could. We will work hard this summer to become even better for next season.”
The Lady Tigers will compete in a different conference next season. All the teams in our new conference are: Cedarville, Charleston, Elkins, Greenland, Lincoln, Mansfield, Waldon, and West Fork.
See you next season and thank you for your support! GO TIGERS!