Lady Tiger’s win earns them share of area title
Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Straughn Lady Tigers stomped the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs 55-33 Friday night in Andalusia to win a share of the regular season area title.
The Lady Tigers jumped out front 7-0 in the first few minutes of the game, and held on for 14-7 lead at the end of the first period. Katelyn Kinsaul lit the scoreboard up with 8 points in the first period for the Lady Tigers. Harley Adcock added 4 points, and Jacie Williamson had 2 points for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Bulldogs got 4 points from Alex Crittenden, 2 points from Merikcal McCaskill and 1point from Destene Shakespeare.
The Lady Tigers extended their lead to 30-13 by halftime. This time it was Williamson lighting up the scoreboard with 8 points in the period. Janelle Nurse got hot from behind the line with two 3-pointers. Emily Wood added 2 points for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Bulldogs had three players score 2 points each in the second period.
The Lady Tigers continued to widen the margin in the third period, and took a 44-22 lead into the final period. Crittenden led the Lady Bulldogs with 6 points in the third period. The Lady Tigers spread the scoring out in the third period, but Nurse led the Tigers with 6 points on two more 3-pointers. Kinsaul and Wood also nailed 3-pointers for the Lady Tigers.
Both teams scored 11 points in the final period, which gave the Lady Tigers a 55-33 victory over the Lady Bulldogs. Nurse got another 3-pointer. Adcock and Williamson also buried treys for the Lady Tigers. Alexis Lawrence led the Lady Bulldogs with 4 points in the final period.
With the win the Lady Tigers clinched a share of the regular season area title, and will have a coin toss with Ashford on Monday to determine the No.1 seed in the area.
Crittenden led the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points, and Lawrence finished the night with 6 points.
“I didn’t think we played that bad,” Lady Bulldogs’ head coach Brad Garner said. “Straughn was just shooting lights out. They were hitting every 3-pointer they attempted, and we just couldn’t keep up with that.”
Nurse and Williamson led the Lady Tigers with 15 points each. Kinsaul tallied 11 points on the night.
“We shot the ball really well tonight,” Lady Tigers’ coach Scott Kinsaul said. “Probably the best shooting we have done all year. I’m just really proud of all the girls for what they have accomplished.”