By Megan Hecox
The Mansfield Jr High Tigers are just getting their season started but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t ready to wreak havoc on the hardwood in tonight’s game against Lavaca. The Tigers are looking forward to facing the Arrows for their first home game of the season. Having only played 5 games between both the boys and girls teams, the Tigers are anxious to show off their skills against stiff competition.
The boys have been working hard in preparation for their game against Lavaca. “We have had three good days of practice and have continued to get better on the offensive side of the ball. We have installed about 80% of our set plays and I believe it will help us get into a better rhythm offensively,” explained Head Boys Coach Kent Elmore.
The Lady Tigers are going to be bringing strength and stamina to the table for tonight’s match-up. The girls have been spending their practice time tying up some loose ends and polishing their form and teamwork. Head Girls Coach, Erica McKay, says her girls are quick and will compete against every team they face.
Coach Elmore tells us what we can expect from the Tigers tonight against Lavaca. “Lavaca is a tough opponent and very well coached. If we come out and play sound defense and execute in key situations, I believe we can come out on top. Our defensive help and closing out has to be flawless against this good shooting team. I think we will bring a lot of defensive intensity and a lot of pressure that hopefully will get Lavaca out of their shooting rhythm.”
The Tigers will host the Arrows tonight at Mansfield High Scool starting at 4:30 pm.