Tigers win games over Kuna, Columbia

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Mountain Home Lady Tigers sophomores made it to the semi-finals of the District III 4A Girls Basketball Tournament before they were beaten and ousted from the single-elimination tournament.

Mtn. Home 34

Skyview 33

The Lady Tigers went into the District Sophomore Tournament as the number three seed and opened on Jan. 31 against sixth seeded Skyview. They held off the Lady Hawks for a 34-33 win.

Mountain Home trailed the Lady Hawks 8-7 after a quarter, but managed a 14-12 lead at the half. A productive third quarter put them up 25-19 heading into the fourth quarter, where they hung on for a 34-33 win.

Jasmyne Moore led Mountain Home in scoring with 13 points, Jadene Palmer added seven, Courtney Broughton had six, Jaclyn Lasuen four, Kelsey Egusquiza two, and Kelly Robins and Courtney Christiansen both scored one point.

Bishop Kelly 36

Mtn. Home 18

The Skyview win put the Lady Tigers into the semi-finals against Bishop Kelly but a bad second half for Mountain Home helped Bishop Kelly to a 36-18 win.

Mountain Home trailed 8-5 after a quarter and were down 14-8 at the half.

Bishop Kelly increased its lead to 22-9 after three, and went on to win, 36-18.

Courtney Christiansen led the Lady Tigers in scoring with six points, Jasmyne Moore and JaDene Palmer both added four and Kelly Robins and Jaclyn Lasuen both scored two points.

The loss ended the season for the Lady Tigers, but Lady Tigers sophomore coach Jessica Reynolds thought they had a good season.

"All of my players improved by far, and every one of those individuals had a very important team role, and with all the injuries and things that happened this year, I think my girls owe a big hand for themselves, they did outstanding, for everything that they've been through."

The Mountain Home sophomore girls finished 10-11 overall.

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