Lady Tiger JV splits games, beat Columbia but fall to Kuna

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Mountain Home Lady Tigers junior varsity girls basketball team split its games last week, losing to Kuna at home, and beating Columbia on the road.

M.H. JV 33

Kuna JV 38

The Mountain Home Lady Tigers junior varsity girls basketball squad dropped a close 38-33 contest to Kuna last Tuesday night in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home.

Mountain Home built up a 10-6 lead in the first quarter before Kuna fought back to take the lead 12-10 after a quarter. The Lady Tigers led briefly, 15-14, but Kuna regained the lead and led 21-19 at the half. Kuna led 29-24 after three quarters, and the two teams matched baskets in the fourth, as the Lady Tigers could get no closer than three.

"We've had tough battles with Kuna in the past, and this was another one," said Mountain Home Lady Tiger JV girls basketball coach Jeremy Sayer. "It came down to free throws down the stretch and they were making them and we weren't."

Annika Moody led the Lady Tigers with seven points against Kuna, Breann Christiansen and Brenda Hawkins both had six, Blas Lord and Charde` Huntington each had five, Sarah Cantrell and Bre Sugden had two apiece.

Lady Tigers 27

Columbia 16

The Lady Tigers picked up their first conference win of the young season Friday night at Columbia, beating the Lady Wildcats 27-16.

Mountain Home led 8-4 after a quarter, and a 10-1 edge in the second period put the Lady Tigers in command, 18-5, at the half. It was 21-8 heading into the fourth quarter, and the game was never in doubt, as the Lady Tigers won, 27-16.

"The girls played pretty good tonight and we moved the ball offensively, and broke their press, and just worked hard and finished it off," said Coach Sayer after the game.

Brenda Hawkins led the scoring with eight points, Jasmyn Jewett added five, Sarah Cantrell, four, Blas Lord, Jennifer Juarez, Chardel Huntington and Bre Sugden each had two, and Kelsie Hopkins and Breann Christiansen both scored one.

The Lady Tigers JV improved to 4-5 overall, and 1-3 in conference play. They host Skyview at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday evening in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium in Mountain Home.

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