Lady Tigers continue streak, beat MCHS

Published 2:58 am Monday, February 4, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
Dec. 28, 2007, was the last day the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers lost a basketball.
That was 11 games ago, and the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers have won 10 straight with a 60-35 victory over the Monroe County Lady Tigers Friday night in Monroeville. Miller improved to 15-4 for the season.
As in previous games for the Lady Tigers, one quarter helped propel them to their win. Friday night was no difference.
T.R. Miller head coach Ron Jackson has said time and time again that he needs his Lady Tigers to play “32 minutes of basketball and four quarters.”
Well, Friday night's message was the same.
After only managing three points in the first quarter and trailing 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Tigers used a 23-point second half and used their trademark Lady Tiger defense as they only gave up five points to turn a four-point deficit into an 14-point lead as the Lady Tigers led 26-12 at the half.
In the second quarter, six different Lady Tigers scored as they used a 15-0 run to take the lead and total control in the game.
Kesha Peterson had 9 points in the quarter as Briana Gatlin had six, and four other Lady Tigers finished with two points each.
In the third quarter, Monroe County cut the Lady Tigers of Brewton's lead to 32-22 with 4:33 left in the quarter, but a three-point turnaround for Miller gave the Lady Tigers a 35-22 lead with 1:48 and they held a 39-24 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter was all Lady Tigers as they had eight scorers in the quarter and had runs of 7-0 to build a 46-26 lead with 5:36 left in the game and an 8-0 run to take a 54-28 lead with 2:14 left.
The Lady Tigers were outscored 7-6 from that point, but was able to hold on for the 25-point win at 60-35.
Kesha Peterson led the Lady Tiger with 21 points as eight other Lady Tigers added points in the win.
T.R. Miller will close out their regular season Monday night in Flomaton and will be the No. 1 seed in the area tournament beginning Thursday night.
The Lady Tigers will host the tournament and take on rival W.S Neal at 6:30 p.m.