By Melissa McCaghren
The Slaton Tigerettes had a bit of a rough start to their District season, losing to Idalou 26-60 Tuesday (Dec. 15), but bounced back to defeat Tahoka 75-19 Friday (Dec. 18).
Head Coach Tiffany Potts said the team struggled a bit in their District opener against the Lady Cats. “Idalou was our first District game and we came out a little bit nervous and got down early. The girls made some great half time adjustments and came out ready to play in the second half but it takes a solid 32 minutes to beat a top 10 team,” she said.
That said, the team’s game against the Lady Bulldogs helped them improve on those adjustments.
“Tahoka gave us an opportunity to get every player some quality game minutes and 10 players were able to score in the game. We were able to look at some different things defensively we would like to use going forward in District,” she said. “Andrea Moreno and Mary Jo Parker did a great job as leaders communicating and scoring points for us. Sam Gatica and Natali Soto both stepped up and played fantastic defense.”
Individual scores were unavailable at press time.
Now the team will face three big District games.
They played the Abernaty Lady Lopes Tuesday (Dec. 22).
Scores will be reported in next week’s edition.
They are then scheduled to play Littlefield Dec. 29, Roosevelt Jan. 2 then Shallowater Jan. 4.
“Our next three District games are big games for us if we want to be a play-off contender,” said Potts.
“We have to take care of business during the middle section of our District schedule. Every game is an opportunity to improve in a grueling seven team District. We will take advantage of the five-day rest time and then go back to work on Dec. 28.”