Lady Tigers use 29-0 run to win 37-19 over Flomaton

Published 9:55 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2008

By By Adam Robinson-sports editor
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers started off their 2008 run for the Escambia County Tournament championship on the right foot Friday night in Atmore as they routed Flomaton 37-19 to improve to 5-1 with their fifth straight win.
The Lady Tigers used a 29-0 run over the second and third quarters to build a 37-6 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Flomaton outscored the Lady Tigers 13-0 in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Tigers were able to hang on for the 18-point win, 37-19.
Nakiya Smith led the Lady Tigers with 12 points in the win and Kesha Peterson chipped in 11 points. Ashley Williams finished with six points.
T.R. Miller led 8-4 in the first quarter, but a 17-0 scoring advantage in the second quarter gave the Lady Tigers a 25-4 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, T.R. Miller continued on their run and outscored Flomaton 12-2 in the quarter to extend their lead to 37-6.
In the fourth quarter, it was all Flomaton as they used a 13-0 run in the quarter to cut the lead to 37-19.
T.R. Miller opened the game with six quick points to take a 6-0 run. From there, Flomaton put their first points on the board at the 5:45 mark to cut the lead to 8-2. Smith scored her sixth point of the quarter to give the Lady Tigers an 8-2 lead at the 4:37 mark. Flomaton added a late basket as T.R. Miller led by four at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lady Tigers used a 17-0 run in the quarter to hold a 25-4 lead at the half. Peterson and Smith both had two steals each to open the quarter with a 8-0 run as the Lady Tiger defense troubled the Lady Canes in the quarter with their press defense.
In the third quarter, the Lady Tigers added to their run to make it a 29-0 run to hold a 37-4 lead at the 27.4 mark in the quarter.
Flomaton broke their 19:17 drought without a basket at the 15.2 mark to cut the lead to 37-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Flomaton scored 13 points and held T.R. Miller scoreless, but the Lady Tigers won 37-19.