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LEMS Lady Tigers vs. Southeast Cyclones

Posted: Thursday, Nov 7th, 2013

Sadie Sturman rips the ball with determined style.

The 8th Grade Lady Tigers hosted The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings on Tuesday and the Southeast Cyclones on Thursday of last week. The opening tip-off was controlled by the Vikings and they took the ball in for the first score of the game. The Lady Tigers had a rough time getting any offense set-up the first quarter against the Vikings’ zone but their defense kept the Vikings to only two points. The first quarter ended, 0 -2 in favor of the Vikings. Lusk started the second quarter with the ball and worked it around the zone but couldn’t break the cover off the basket. Meanwhile Guernsey scored a couple of quick baskets off a put back and a missed lay-up on their end to go up 0 - 6. Makayla Waldock got the Lady Tigers on the board with a dribble to the block and laid in the basketball for the Tigers’ first two points. The Lady Tigers were having a hard time boxing out the Vikings and they scored one more time in the second quarter to go up by six. In the final minutes of the first half, Reygan Molzahn passed in to Meghan Mosley who got open with a screen from Amanda Smith. The Lady Tigers went into the locker room down by four, 4 - 8. The Lady Tigers came out of the locker room with a new game plan and set the net on fire in the third quarter. Smith scored from the block area for the first bucket by either team for the half. Trisha Hales found Sam Eddy under the basket but the shot rolled out. Smith nabbed the rebound and forced a jump ball. Lusk got the ball under their basket. The Tigers set up a play but the shot was no good. Guernsey rebounded and attacked their basket but the Lady Tigers came up with the rebound. As the Lady Tigers were setting up their offense, the ball got loose, Hales scrambles after the ball, got it, and drained the shot to pull within one of the Vikings. The Vikings battled back and got a three point play on their next possession to go back up by three. Waldock again shot from the block but was fouled. She made both of her charity shots. On their next possession, the Lady Tigers had great ball movement. The ball went from Eddy to Waldock who found Smith flashing across the key. The ball just rimmed out but the Tigers followed suit on the next play with more ball movement, Smith put up the shot, Molzhan grabbed the rebound and passed over to Waldock. She shot but was fouled. Unfortunately, she missed both of her freethrows. On their next possession, Hales drive the lane and tied up the game, 12 -12. The buzzer sounded and the third quarter was in the books. Both teams played great defense and finally at 5:20 in the fourth, Mosley put a shot up but missed, Molzahn rebounded and finished with a score, the Tigers went up for the first time in the game by two. The Lady Tigers took over the fourth quarter and with 1:10 left, were up by five and recorded their first win of the season, winning 19 - 13 over the Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings. Smith, Molzahn, Hales, and Eddy were lead rebounders and each had steals for the Tigers.

On Halloween, the Lady Tigers faced the Southeast Cyclones. They had played them the week before and were looking to avenge their loss. The Tigers had worked hard all week on defending the wheel cut and help side defense. It definitely showed, they held the Lady Cyclones scoreless in the first quarter. The Cylones’ defense also put up a good game and the Tigers scored only two in the first quarter with less than a minute off a Smith rebound. In the second quarter, Southeast changed up their game and put on a full court pressure. The Lady Tigers broke the press and Smith scored off the block to put the Tigers up by four. Southeast finally scored with a freethrow to get a point on the board. On Southeasts’ next possession they made an easy shot off the block to pull within one. The Lady Tigers struggled with the press and the Cyclones scored another two points off the press to go up by one. At halftime, the Lady Tigers were behind, 4 - 5. Third quarter was all the Cylones with the Tigers struggling offensively and only putting in one bucket while the Cylones made four buckets and three freethrows to go up 6 -16. Fourth quarter, the Tigers got three baskets. Ashley Christianson pulled down an offensive rebound and went back up for two. Hales made a bucket from the elbow and Molzahn drained both of her freethrows after being fouled on a shot. Southeast made a lay-up at the buzzer to go up by eight and win the game, 12 - 20. The Lady Tigers fall to 1 -2 for their season. Molzahn, Smith, Christianson, Miranda Gilkey, and were the Tigers leading rebounders. Each having a steal for the Tigers were Hales, Mosley, Smith, and Eddy. The Lady Tigers have a busy week next week with four games. Tuesday, they travel to LIngle, Thursday they host the Douglas Lady Bearcats at 4:00 pm, and Saturday they travel to Pine Bluffs to take on the Hornets and the Lady Broncs from Burns.

For the complete article see the 11-06-2013 issue.

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