Tigerettes fall short in pair of District games

By Joshua Bray

Slatonite Intern

The Slaton Tigerettes played against the Brownfield Lady Cubs Tuesday night (Jan. 21).

After a hard fought four quarters, the Tigerettes lost to the Lady Cubs 54-45. They also lost to the Shallowater Fillies 61-37 Friday (Jan. 24).

Throughout the game, the Lady Cubs were able to keep a consistent lead over the Tigerettes, and despite some successful shots, the Tigerettes were unable to close the gap.

Top scorers were Kamryn Gibbs with nine, and Zanady Coronado and Mary Jo Parker both with seven. Jazmyn Jackson and Andrea Moreno both scored six and Zari Naylor and TK Robinson both scored four. Payton Potts scored two.

At halftime, the Tigerettes were down by nine with a score of 29-20.

“At halftime we talked about how most of their points were coming in the paint,” Coach Tiffany Potts said.  “So we’re just really going to force them to get the ball and make something happen outside the three-point line, and kudos to Brownfield they did a good job kicking it out and knocking out some big shots at good times.”

Despite the halftime adjustments, the Tigerettes were unsuccessful in stifling the Lady Cubs offense, though they managed to not let the gap widen.

“I thought it was a good game. I think our kids battled really well, had a good defensive effort. We just couldn’t knock shots down and gave up some big plays to them on the offensive end of the floor.”

Top scorers in the Shallowater game was Parker with 13 and Payton Potts with five.

Though the Tigerettes lost, Potts liked the “never say die” attitude she saw by the Tigerettes and the determination to win they displayed all game. Potts believed that kind of attitude will help the Tigerettes moving forward into the season.

“I love this team. I love the fight and the heart in them. They never give up and they always give themselves a chance to win,” she said.

“And in a District like ours there’s 14 games and it’s a battle every night, that’s going to pay off, I believe that, down the road.”

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