No. 1 SHS Lady Tigers continue

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Brentley Armstrong goes up for a 3-pointer.

Brentley Armstrong goes up for a 3-pointer.

The No. 1-ranked Straughn Lady Tigers (11-2) overcame a slow start to defeat the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers 43-24 Monday night in Straughn.


It wasn’t the start they were hoping for, but the host Lady Tigers led 10-5 after the first period.  Jacie Williamson got Straughn out to 4-0 lead before Miller’s Steely Ruzie and Tiana Stallworth put Miller on top 5-4. Katelyn Kinsaul and Brentley Armstrong knocked down a 3-pointer each to give Straughn a 10-5 lead heading into the second period.


In the second period, Williamson displayed her range with a 3-pointer. Kinsaul showed poise from the free throw with a 2-for-2 effort. Armstrong finished the second with 4 points to help give Straughn a 25-14 lead at halftime.


Miller began to make a comeback in the third period with a 10-point out put. Williamson added 4 more points for Straughn that helped maintain a 31-24 lead going in the fourth.


In the final period, the host Lady Tigers showed why they are ranked No.1. Straughn’s defense stiffened, and didn’t allow Miller to score a single point in the final frame. Williamson had 5 more points for Straughn and Armstrong dropped another 3-pointer to give Straughn a 43-24 victory.


Mekha Williams led Miller with 11 points.


Straughn’s leading scorer was Williamson with 19 points, and Armstrong had 10 points.


“We took plenty of good shots, but not as well as we could have,” Straughn’s head coach Scott Kinsaul said. “T.R. Miller was a very athletic team. We beat a very good team tonight, and I was pleased with how we played.”π