By Joshua Bray
The Tigerettes had a dominant win over the Roosevelt Lady Eagles Friday (Jan. 17) at home. The Tigerettes kept a comfortable lead all game, with a final score of 47-5.
The leading scorers for the Tigerettes were Andrea Moreno with 14 points, TK Robinson with 12 and Mary Jo Parker with 10. Zanady Coronado scored four while Xazari Naylor and Kamryn Gibbs both scored three.
Tigerettes defense was out in force, causing Roosevelt to go the entire first quarter without scoring and only allowing Roosevelt to score two by half time. The Lady Eagles only scored three more points in the game during the third.
“This was our last game of the first round of District,” Coach Tiffany Potts said.
“It was big game for us to close out with a home win. To just come home and polish things up. In this District, every night is a dog fight, so we have to do the little things right. That gave us an opportunity tonight to fix some things on the defensive end.”
Potts said she saw improvement by the Tigerettes in this game compared to previous, specifically when it comes to their offensive game.
“We’ve been struggling to score, last couple games we’ve given some good looks but just couldn’t put the ball in the hole, so to see the kids be able to execute and to go finish in the first half was really a good thing. Good confidence boost for our kids,” she said.
A dominant win did not stop Potts from recognizing the challenges that the Tigerettes will be facing for the rest of the season.
“We’ve got to play 32 minutes. Every game we get to where we are playing more minutes of good basketball together,” she said. “To be successful in this District and in the playoffs, it’s going to take a full game of good basketball.”