Last night, the Mansfield Jr High Tigers had their turn to compete in the 3A-1 District Tournament. With two well-deserved wins, the Jr Tigers will advance to the semi-finals being played tonight in Mansfield and try to outscore their opponents for round two.
The #5 Lady Tigers stepped up to the rim to try their hand at dismantling the #4 Lady Elks. Down by 5 at halftime, Mansfield knew they needed to step up their game if they wanted to win. Hitting the ground running, the Lady Tigers broke free from the Lady Elks grip and made a miraculous finish to a 32-27 win. Next up, Mansfield will attempt to continue their winning streak when they play the #1 Charleston Lady Tigers at 4 p.m.
It should come as no surprise to hear that, yet again, Mansfield and Waldron played one hard to match game. Each time these two rival teams come face to face, it’s always going to be a ferocious fight to the finish line. The #3 Tigers and the #6 Bulldogs wasted no time getting to work in last nights showdown. The Tigers held a 2 point lead over the Bulldogs heading into halftime 13-11.
As usual, both teams came back to the court more lethal than they were to start with. The Tigers and the Bulldogs matched each other point for point in an attempt to shut down the competition. After a final buzzer repeat, Mansfield won the game with a 28-27 final. The Tigers will play again tonight at 7:45 p.m. against the #2 Cedarville Pirates.