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TRM girls take down Holt

Now for the fourth consecutive year, the Lady Tigers of TRM advances to the Regional Championship. The first half of the game against the Holt Ironmen was tough, but the Tigers made adjustments during the half, and won with a final of 66-40.

“Well running bleachers and fives in a minute really paid off.

We know that you have to be in shape.

The courts here are college level, which means that they are longer than high school courts.

We fought and stayed in the game. Holt had a great team, and their No. 15, she was awesome” said head coach Ron Jackson.

Alijah Fountain and Janazia Nettles really shined during the regional semifinal game, and they are excited to be one step closer .

“It feels great. We’ve been working hard and we cannot waste this opportunity,” said Nettles.

“I feel like we’ve been practicing as much as we should and it is meant for us to be here,” explained Fountain.

In the half way point of the third period, TRM’s point guard Vanessa Samuel fouled out and Alijah had to step up and fill the hole.

“When she fouled out the game, I had in my mind that I needed to step up and do it for my team,” said Fountain.

“We also this past week in practice, we went over all the possibilities that could happen during the game, and that’s all apart of preparation. I think these young ladies have really laid it on the line. We are just praying that we keep being able to do the things that we do,” said Jackson. For Janazia Nettles she led team with 28 points and that was her career high.

“It feels awesome to accomplish that goal. I know I can always move forward, because I know I can get higher than that,” said Nettles.

“She had a lot help from her fellow teammates, who found ways to give her the ball,” said coach Jackson.

Coach Jackson and the TRM Lady Tigers return back to regional final stage on today to face Prattville Christian.

For coach, it is just another game to prepare for.

“Prattville Christian has a great ball squad and their coaching is good as well. It is going to be a great game. We have to go out there and play every game like it is our last” said Coach Jackson. Aleria Smith was the second leading scorer with 18 points,  six assists, three steals, and one block. Tigers will face the Prattville Christian Panthers on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside the Dunn-Oliver Acadome. Tickets are $8.