MHHS record falls as Lady Tigers outgun Vallivue
After falling to Middleton three days earlier, the Lady Tigers of Mountain Home High School shattered a school record as they beat the Vallivue Lady Falcons on Jan. 17.
Mountain Home started the game with a share of troubles with starter Jacey Carr out for probably the rest of the season with a broken ankle.
In addition, Sable Lohmeier and Venessa Sabol were out with foot injures, forcing the Lady Tigers to work extra hard with a third of their bench out of play.
In the first half, the Lady Tigers were looking strong but were down, 21-25, at one point. With their coach calling a time out to regroup, Mountain Home went on a 16-point run to head into the locker room with a 37-35 lead.
The second half saw lots of lead changes with fouls were starting to add up for both teams. But Mountain Home's Adrie Blanksma was not going to slow down to lead the offensive.
It looked like Lady Tigers were going to win when the Falcons went on a seven-point run, going up by two with 1:16 left on the clock. The next minute was a back-and-forth foul shot contest with the game ending, 71-71, to send it into overtime.
During post-regulation play, Blanksma set a career record with 27 points with Kiley Meadows finished with 15 to take Mountain Home to an 85-79 win.
The total points scored that evening shattered a previous record set the Lady Tigers when they scored 72 points during a game on Jan. 17, 2014.
Mountain Home hosted the Lady Knights of Bishop Kelly on Tuesday before they head out to Skyview for a 7:30 p.m. game on Thursday, Jan. 26. They close out their regular season as they host Middleton at 7:30 p.m. in Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium.