Earlier this week, the Mansfield 7th Grade Lady Tigers once again took on the undefeated Cedarville Lady Pirates. The last time these two teams faced, Cedarville took home the win, holding the Lady Tigers to only nine points in the game. And although the outcome was still the same with the Lady Pirates earning the victory 24-19, Mansfield was able to more than double their points this time around, proving to anyone that has doubted them that hard work and determination do pay off.
“There was more good than bad in our game against Cedarville,” explained coach, Joshua Bryan. “The Lady Pirates just capitalized on our bad moments.” Growing stronger and faster every day, the Lady Tigers continue to improve their basketball skills while laying down the foundation to greatness and preparing for Jr High play next year.
Shelbie Fuller took charge of the hardwood with her speed and finesse putting 12 points on the board thanks in part to not one but two three-pointers. Fuller also netted one rebound. Ambria Whittaker who has only been playing ball a few short years, in one to keep an eye on as she has a natural ability to run the court. Whittaker ended the night with five points and one rebound.
Maylei Rogers was a modern-day Rim Reaper as she was unstoppable under the basket bringing in six rebounds along with two points. And rounding out the stat book was Trinity Triska, Presley Curry, Kaylie Lowery, and Azlynn Nelson who combined for five rebounds and three steals. The 7th Grade Lady Tigers will play next at the Lavaca Tournament on Saturday, January 25 at 10 and 11.
Photo contributions by Malinda Mizell