After defeating the Cedarville Lady Pirates in the semi-finals of the Earl White Classic Basketball Tournament last night, the Mansfield Jr High Lady Tigers will move on to compete in the finals this Saturday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m. against the Trinity Lady Buffaloes. The Lady Tigers started off slow but once they found their momentum, they were unstoppable taking the win 39-12.
Mansfield has the ability to go undefeated this season as long as they can fine-tune a few skills and bring the same gritty intensity that they are known for. And their reputation is already making itself known. Eighth-grader Kynslee Ward is only two games into the season and has already broken a school record. During Thursday nights Cedarville game, Ward ended the match with 14 steals. The old girls’ basketball record was 11.
Ward also helped with four assists and scored nine points for her team. Almost all of the team saw success and got their hands on the ball. Harlie Fuller led with 11 points and earned one rebound and seven steals. Alyson Edwards made seven points and got three rebounds, one assist, and three steals. Skylynn Harris scored four points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
Natalie Allison brought in seven points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Brooklyn Adams made one point. Seven Sanderson and Cassidy Carlton grabbed a total of three rebounds. And Raine Hecox, Lita Hecox, and Serenity Brunson took one steal each.