Last Friday, the 2A Mansfield Jr High Lady Tigers traveled to Lamar to see if they could ax down the undefeated 3A Jr Lady Warriors. With both teams hitting the hardwood with zero losses under their belts, the ferocious intensity emanated by each team could be felt for miles. By the end of the first quarter, the score stood 9-5 Mansfield. And for the rest of the game, it was only a few points that continued to stand between Mansfield and Lamar and who ultimately would be the victor. The match went into halftime with the Lady Tigers up 22-17.
But just because Mansfield was ahead, the Jr Lady Tigers knew they would have to remain persistent in their gameplay due to the Lady Warriors being on their heels for every play. At the final buzzer, the Jr Lady Tigers managed to skirt away with a 3 point lead taking the win 37-34 and remaining undefeated. Along with Lamar, Mansfield also has Monroe, Hackett, and Booneville on their mantel of successes. With the exciting news continuing, along with the win, a new school record was set as well.
7th-Grader, Kaylee Ward, smacked down the old school record of blocked shots to set her own with 8 in a game. Kaylee also led in scoring with 21 points as well as 5 offensive rebounds, and 2 steals. Alyson Edwards followed with 14 points, 7 offensive rebounds, and 3 steals. Harlie Fuller made 2 points and 3 rebounds. Kynslee Ward got 5 defensive rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal. Raine Hecox snagged 2 steals. Trinity Triska netted 1 offensive rebound and 2 steals. Cole Smith scored 2 rebounds. And Shelbie Fuller obtained 1 defensive rebound.
With hopes of continuing their winning streak, the Mansfield Jr High Lady Tigers will host the Mulberry Yellowjackets tonight, December 7 starting at 4 pm.