Lady Tiger sophomore girls keep season perfect

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Mountain Home Lady Tigers sophomore girls basketball team improved to 7-0 last week with wins over Kuna and Columbia.

Lady Tigers 32

Kuna Sophs 20

The Lady Tigers overcame a slow start to down Kuna 32-20 last Tuesday night in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium.

After falling behind early, 4-0, Mountain Home went on a 12-0 run and led 12-6 at the half. They added a 14-0 run in the third quarter to build up a 26-6 lead, and led 28-8 after three, coasting from there to a 32-20 win.

"That was a good win for us," said Mountain Home sophomore girls basketball coach Stevn Tesar. "Every girl got to play and the girls looked pretty good."

Rachel Warila led the Lady Tigers against Kuna with 11 points. Alex Schmidt added six points, Arlene Futch had five, Fatima Guillen, three, and Amanda Osborn, Jennica Quintal and Lindsay Sessions each had two points.

Lady Tigers 32

Columbia 26

Mountain Home had a slow start at Columbia Friday night, trailing 5-3 after a quarter, and 13-12, at the half. They went over six minutes in the third quarter before they scored, Rachel Warila's basket tying the score at 14-14. Amanda Osborn's basket moments later put the Lady Tigers up for good, and they led, 16-14, heading into the fourth quarter.

They stretched their lead to nine points and won 32-26.

"We probably played one of the worst halves we've played there in the first half," said Coach Tesar, "but again, these girls are really good at adjusting at half and coming out defensively, they're picking it up. We got scared with that press -- we haven't seen a press all year long and we've got to adjust for that and practice for that. These girls have got it, they've just got to stay composed and they're putting in points, and they've just got to keep it up."

Rachel Warila led Mountain Home in scoring at Columbia with nine points, and brought down 13 rebounds. Alex Schmidt added six points, Amanda Osborn, Jennica Quintal and Arlene Futch each scored four, Lindsay Sessions had three points, and Fatima Guillen scored two.

The Lady Tigers take a 7-0 overall record and 4-0 conference mark into Thursday night's 4:30 p.m. game against Skyview in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium.

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