By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Tigerettes had its share of ups and downs as it defeated Denver City 45-19 Tuesday (Dec. 8) but lost to the Sundown Roughettes 49-35 Friday (Dec. 11).
Head Coach Tiffany Potts said the game against the Lady Mustangs was well played.
“At Denver City on Tuesday, the girls put together a full game with execution on both ends of the floor. It was one of the best games we have played this year defensively,” she said.
Top scorers were Mary Jo Parker with 15, Sam Gatica with 12, Andrea Moreno with seven, Payton Potts with four, Natali Soto with three and Ti’Alice Young and Chloe Griffith with two each.
“Andrea Moreno had an outstanding week for us stepping up on the offense end of the floor in both games and just showing tremendous effort and leadership. She averaged 8.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last week,” said Potts about both games.
“Chloe Griffith had to step up and play significant minutes throughout the week because of some illness on the team.”
The team did struggle some against Sundown as Potts admitted, but she was proud of the team’s fight.
“Against Sundown on Friday, we got off to a little bit of a slow start in the first half and struggled to score in the second quarter, but made adjustments at half time of the game and were able to close the gap in the second half,” she said. “ I was proud of the girls for showing grit and never giving up. They continued to hustle and play hard throughout the game.”
Top scorers in the game were Soto with 11, Moreno with 10, Parker with seven, Potts with four and Young with three.
The team started their District Tuesday evening (Dec. 15) against Idalou. Scores will be reported in next week’s edition.
Potts said now the games are more important than ever as the girls vie for a playoff spot and even a District title.
“Every game is important and we have to start putting together our best performances,” she said.
“It will take everyone working together as a team and doing the little things right as we open District play.”