In a heart-stopping, frozen in your seat, don’t want to look but have to basketball match, the Mansfield Sr High Lady Tigers sent the Lavaca Lady Golden Arrows flying back home with a loss of 41-40. Not only did the Lady Tigers take their first win of the season, but they are already making records. Junior, Danielle Lillie tied the school record for steals in a game with nine.
It was serious back and forth action during the entire game. Last season, the Lady Tigers took a nasty loss to the Lady Arrows so this time around, Mansfield meant war. The Lady Tigers were determined not to leave the court without the win and their determination paid off. Lillie is a spitfire basketball player and definitely one to watch this season. She led the team with 12 points and earned one rebound and four assists.
Amber Elmore was hot on Lillie’s trail with 9 points, seven rebounds, and one steal. Makayla Strutton netted eight points, one rebound, one assist, and two steals. Sadie Roberts grabbed five points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Chloe Creekmore brought in four points, six rebounds, and one steal. Kiara Thomas scored three points, two rebounds, and one assist. And Brooke Wright earned four rebounds.
The Mansfield Sr High Tigers will take on the Rattlers at Magazine tonight November 21 with the 7th Grade starting at 5 p.m.