TRM girls win first game of Area Tournament
The win over the Excel Lady Tigers extends the Lady Tigers winning record to 26-0, as they prepare to face off against the Hillcrest Lady Jaguars in the area championship.
The Area Championship will be Feb. 8 at TRM gym at 7 p.m. since the Tigers are the host of the area tournament.
Leading scorer Alijah Fountain led the Lady Tigers as she had 11 points, four rebounds, six steals and two assists. Valerie Samuel scored eight points, had four rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Kyla Bell-Barton, Steely Ruzic, and Ravion Ewing combined for 18 points scoring six points a piece. Bell-Barton also had five rebounds, seven steals and two assists, Ruzic had four rebounds, three steals, and two assist. Ewing had three rebounds with her six points.
Vanessa Samuel had 5 points, four rebounds, two steals and one block. Janazsia Nettles had 4 points, three rebounds and three steals. Jakeya Smith chipped in three points, and one rebound, and Shania Samuel chipped in two points, two rebounds and two steals.
“We played a good game last night, played good defense, got a lot of easy baskets, good chemistry andble to play everybody,” said head coach Ronald Jackson. We have to be just as good to be prepared for the next game. The only game that is important is the next game and playing defense. Defense wins Championships said Jackson.
“The Tigers are focused, we just want to maintain focus and prepare for everything as we play Hillcrest Thursday night,” said Jackson.