JH Lady Tigers dominate against Pine Tree Lady Pirates
The Mount Pleasant Junior High Lady Tigers kicked off their 2017-18 season on Thursday hosting the Pine Tree Lady Pirates. The action began with the Lady Tigers 7th Grade A-Team matched up against the Pine Tree 8th Grade B-Team.
Behind their full-court press, the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 10-0 lead, forcing Pine Tree to call their first timeout. With a mix of press and zone defenses, the Lady Tigers went to halftime with a 30-0 lead.
The 2nd half was no different as the 7th Graders finished of the Lady Pirates, 46-0. Scorers were Paris Beard (16), Morgan Brooks
(14), Jordyn Hargrave (12), and Kendall Walker (4).
Next, the 8th Grade Lady Tigers took on the 8th Grade Lady Pirates, both A-Teams. This was a much more interesting contest as the Lady Tigers were able to maintain a small lead for the first three quarters. Behind some physical defense, good free-throw shooting, and excellent rebounding, the Lady Tigers extended their lead in the 4th quarter and came away victorious, 23-8.
Head Coach Bryan Shelton said after the game, “All-in-all, a great start for MPJH Lady Tiger Basketball.”