Monday the Lady Tigers traveled to Hillbilly country at Ozark to take on the Lady Hillbillies. The Lady Tigers kept the game close going into half time down 13-9. Ozarks shooters came out hot after halftime going 6 for 6 on outside shots putting the Lady Tigers in catch-up position the rest of the game.
Coach Bryan felt the girls didn’t play to their full potential this game. “Our halftime adjustments didn’t show during the game,” said Coach Bryan. “We will work on getting ready for our upcoming game against Waldron.”
Thursday, the Lady Tigers traveled to rival Waldron to take on the Lady Bulldogs.
The games kicked off with a Junior Varsity game followed by the Varsity game. The Junior Varsity girls played well beating Waldron’s Junior Varsity team 19-9 in two, 10 minute halves. Mansfield’s first couple of baskets came from outside the arc by Haylee Helms and Morgan Burns.
Other players with points in the game include Hailea Raines, Kaitlyn Slinkard, Skylynn Harris, and Natalie Allison.
After the JV girls played their game, the Varsity Lady Tigers kept the ball rolling.
The Lady Tigers struck first with a Free Throw by Danielle Lillie as she was fouled going up for a layup off a steal. The Lady Tigers batted hard to take a 6-16 lead going into halftime.
Waldron came out and hit a couple shots to cut the lead down but the tigers rallied and kept the game out of reach for the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Tigers rebounded from their loss earlier in the season by 1 in overtime against the Lady Bulldogs with a 41-20 road victory on Thursday.
Post players Amber Elmore, Hailey Walker, and Skylynn Harris accounted for 24 of the Lady Tigers points, which were led by Amber Elmore with 14 points. Other players with points include Danielle Lillie, Mikayla Harrison, Olivia Bouse, and Sadie Roberts.
Coach Bryan siad he was pleased with the hustle and grit of his team. “They performed well today, and outworked their opponent in all four quarters.”
The Lady Tigers will be at home on Thursday January 25, 2018 against Ozark.