Lady Tigers start season 1-2
Last week the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers started their basketball season in the Choctawhatchee Thanksgiving Tournament in Ft. Walton, Fla. TRM went 1-2 in tournament play against Maclay, Niceville and West Hall.
TRM 54. Maclay 35
In a game that was close going into halftime 28-23, the Lady Tigers took their five point lead and went on a tear in the second half, outscoring Maclay 26-12.
Leading TRM was Mekhia Williams with 19 points, five rebounds and one assist; Steely Ruzic with 16 points, 10 rebounds and one steal; and Jaden Miller with 10 points, 11 rebounds and one steal.
Elizabeth Stubblefield led all Maclay scorers with 14 points.
TRM 43, Niceville 48
TRM got off to a slow start trailing Niceville 13-17 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Tigers would make up ground going into halftime with the lead 29-24. With the score tied 38-38 at the end of three, Niceville closed out the final quarter strong outscoring TRM 10-5, handing the Lady Tigers their first loss of the season.
Leading TRM was Mekhia Williams with 23 points, six rebounds and three steals; and Steely Ruzic with 13 points, one rebound and two steals.
Jessica Day led all Niceville scorers with 18 points.
TRM 42, West Hall 53
The Lady Tigers trailed West Hall by 16 points going into the fourth quarter.
Despite outscoring West Hall 12-7 in the final quarter, TRM was unable to mount a comeback.
Leading TRM was Mekhia Williams with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists; and Kyla Bell with seven points and 10 rebounds.
Leading West Hall in points was sophomore Anna Mckendree with 17 points and junior Macy Passmore with 13 points.
TRM basketball will be in action on Dec. 7 against Bayside. Games begin at 4:30 p.m. with the B-team, followed by the varsity girls at 6 p.m. and varsity boys at 7p.m.
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