Tigerette seniors celebrate with win over Fillies

By Joshua Bray

Slatonite Intern

The Tigerettes took a loss against the Lady Cats at Tuesday nights (Feb. 4) home game. The final score was 56-39.

Leading scorers were Kamryn Gibbs with 11, Zanady Coronado with seven and Mary Jo Parker with six. Andrea Moreno scored five and Jazmyn Jackson scored four. Justyne Zapata, TK Robinson and Kayli McCord all scored two.

The loss against the Lady Cats didn’t stop the Tigerettes from a good showing Friday night (Feb. 7) where the Tigerettes won at home against the  Denver City Fillies.

The leading scorers for Friday’s game were Kamryn Gibbs and Andrea Moreno with 11 and Jazmyn Jackson with 10. Mary Jo Parker scored seven, TK Robinson scored five and Zari Naylor scored one.

The Tigerettes got off to a slow start Friday, letting the Fillies go on a 9-1 run in the opening minutes of the game. After a 30 second time out, Coach Tiffany Potts was able to rally the Tigerettes for an 8-0 run.

“[During that time out] we talked about our turnovers and how we weren’t giving ourselves a chance to go score because of the turnovers,” Potts said.

“So just value the possession, make good decisions, don’t get in a hurry, we settled in, moved the ball and got the shots we were looking for.”

By halftime the Tigerettes built a seven point lead with a score of 25-18.

For the rest of the game the Tigerettes maintained the lead, winning the night with a final score of 45-34.

Looking back on the game Potts said she was happy with the team’s performance.

“I just thought it was a good team effort tonight,” Potts said.

“We were able to rotate everybody in the game, everyone got an opportunity to do some good things, it’s just we started off rough again. But we found a way to really come back and start executing and just did a really good job moving the ball around.”

After the game, Potts reflected on the senior Tigerettes who are set to graduate soon.

“You know, they’re a great group of seniors,” Potts said. “For any coach to get to this point and have seven seniors you can’t ask for more.

“This senior class has been crucial for us for every program, from cross country to track, softball, basketball. They’re a big group, they’re a fun group. They’re just so much fun to work with because whatever it is they’re doing, they give you all-out effort, and so you can’t ask for more as a coach.”

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