Lady Tigers get tenth straight win, now 17-2
Published 3:42 am Monday, February 2, 2009
It may have taken overtime and a comeback win for the Lady Tigers but it was still a win as the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers improved to 17-2 and picked up their tenth win in a row as they escaped Atmore Tuesday night with a 51-48 overtime win over the Escambia County High School Lady Blue Devils.
Trailing 37-35 after three quarters of play, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Blue Devils of Escambia County 11-9 in the fourth and final quarter to tie the game at 46-46 and force an overtime period.
In the overtime period, the Lady Tigers held Escambia County to just two points while getting five to claim the three-point win, 51-48.
Zykeya Barton led the Lady Tigers with 23 points in the overtime win. Kesha Peterson followed with nine points and Janel McCorvey added six points.
Nakiya Smith chipped in five points and Catherine Green and Keydra Shedrone both had three points each. Ashley Williams added two points for the Lady Tigers in the win.
Peterson and Green led the Lady Tigers with three assists each and Shedrone added two assists along with Smith. Smith led with 10 rebounds and Shedrone grabbed two.
Escambia County led 10-9 after the first quarter of play and then outscored the Lady Tigers 10-8 in the second quarter to hold a three-point lead at the half at 20-17.
The Lady Tigers cut the Lady Blue Devil lead to two points at the end of the third quarter when they outscored Atmore 18-17.
The Lady Tigers were scheduled to take on Monroe County at home on Friday night and will conclude their regular season play at home on Monday with a game against the Flomaton High School Lady Hurricanes.
The Lady Tigers will begin area play on Thursday at home against Choctaw County at 6:30 p.m.
If the Lady Tigers win, they will play the winner of the Bayside Academy vs. Cottage Hill Christian at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Brewton.