Every year, the Bill Frye Classic always hosts super talented and competitive teams. So how does a team put all teams in a loaded tournament on notice? Simple, you break the scoreboard. The Mansfield Lady Tigers did just that in a 73-15 thumping of the Arkoma Mustangs on Friday night.
Mansfield took to the tournament hardwoods with a point to prove. The Lady Tigers have had ups and downs up to their tournament play. But all of that was not on the Lady Tigers’ mind as they faced Arkoma. Mansfield jumped to a quick lead against the Mustangs, putting their offensive petal to the floor, and never looked back.
Leading the team in points was Makayla Strutton who mopped the court with Arkoma knocking down 25 points in the contest. Basketball is a team sport though and Strutton’s teammates did more than pull their weight. Mikayla Harrison showed the Mustangs that size is not a factor as she struck up the band by hanging up 15 points. Hot on Harrison’s heels in scoring was Danielle Lillie and Kiara Thomas who broke Arkomas ankles with 10 points each. Sadie Roberts lit up seven points while Maia Crespo and Chloe Creekmore combined forces to pair up 3 points each.
As an overall team, the Lady Tigers went to the bank, signed some papers, and took home the title to the backboards as they snatched 23 total rebounds in the game. They have legally acquired ownership of the backboards, but the Lady Tigers had their faces put in Webster’s dictionary under the definition of “steal” as they walked away with 15 in the game. Mansfield will look to repeat their dominance again on Saturday, December 28th as they face off in the semi-finals against the Vian Wolverines at 6:00 pm.