Lady Tigers advance to finalsPublished 12:51am Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Lady Tigers of Straughn rolled to convincing win on Friday, outscoring the Georgiana Panthers 72-35.
Georgiana closed out the first quarter on a 10-0 run to cut into Straughn’s early lead, 15-12.
Then the Tigers decided that enough was enough.
Three consecutive baskets by Brittany Driver down low gave Straughn a 21-15 lead.
Driver then found a wide-open Paige Taylor under the basket for an easy lay-in.
Taylor then began to spread the wealth herself.
She dished to Emily Wood in the corner for a three-pointer and later found another teammate for yet another three.
Straughn wound up taking a nine-point lead into the half, 35-26.
And they were just getting started.
The Lady Tigers went on a 12-0 run in the third quarter to open up a 44-28 lead, and the fourth quarter didn’t get any better for Georgiana.
Straughn began the fourth quarter on a 10-0 tear to stretch their lead to 64-33 and ended up winning by a final score of 72-35.
Brittany Driver paced the Tigers with 25 points.
Straughn advances to the championship game tonight at 6 p.m.