Well the Christmas season means a lot to the boys and girls around Macon County. It is a time for family, friends, presents, and basketball. That’s right if you love basketball then Christmas time is the season for you. Most teams are right in the middle of their schedules at this time, and numerous holiday tournaments get kicked off over the next couple of weeks.
This week the Red Boiling Springs Christmas tournament is underway, and the Tigerettes will be in action tonight in the championship game. However, the Tigerettes had a huge match up with rival Westmoreland on Tuesday, December 13th. This is always a great game and these two teams usually know each other very well. The Lady Eagles start four sophomores this season, and that youthfulness showed early against the Tigerettes, as Macon County jumped out to an early 35-21 lead.
The Tigerettes looked to be the dominant team in this one, but Westmoreland changed their fortune in the second half. Using an array of jump shots and pressure defense, the Lady Eagles turned a 14-point deficit into a one point deficit with minutes left in the game. However, the Tigerettes calmly sank their free throws in the end to come away with a 59-54 victory.
The Tigerettes were led in scoring by Katelyn Gregory with 19 points, with Holly Compton following close behind with 18. Also scoring on the night for the Tigerettes was Courtney Clark with 10, Sierra Conley with 9, Sarah Fitzgerald with 2, and Brandi Sircy with 1. This was a nice win for the Tigerettes, as they could now turn their attention to the RBS Christmas Tournament.
The Tigerettes first game of the tournament was against the Hermitage Springs Wildcats. This game was pretty much a bore, as the Tigerettes used a 27-2 first quarter run to win by a final score of 63-15. The staunch Macon County defense held the Lady Wildcats to two points in the first and third quarters.
Thie Tigerettes had 13 players scoring in this game with Holly Compton leading the way with 11 points. Also getting into double figures was Katelyn Gregory with 10. Other Tigerettes scoring on the night was Jaclyn Carter with 8, Kara Wix with 6, Sierra Conley with 6, Courtney Clark with 5, Karaline Shoulders with 4, Brandi Sircy with 3, Kelsey White with 3, Jessica Denton with 2, Amy Spears with 2, Rachel Vance with 2, and Sarah Fitzgerald with 1.
This win moved the Tigerettes to 1-0 in their pool, as they prepared to face the Lady Eagles of Westmoreland once again as the winner would advance to the tournament championship game.
The Tigerettes could never really find their groove offensively, as they found themselves in a 25-22 hole going into halftime. However, a 12-7 run by the Tigerettes in the third quarter moved Macon County in the lead as they held on in the fourth to come away with a 40-37 victory.
The post game was what sealed this victory, as Courtney Clark and Brandi Sircy led the way with 15 and 10 points respectively. Also scoring on the night for the Tigerettes was Katelyn Gregory with 7, Holly Compton with 6, and Sierra Conley with 2.
This win moved the Tigerettes to 8-4 on the season and into the championship game of the tournament, where they will square off against the Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs. This promises to be a great match up of two evenly matched teams. This game is set to take place today at 6 P.M. The Tigerettes will be in action again on Tuesday, December 27th as they take on the Portland Lady Panthers in the first round of the Nera White Christmas tournament here in Lafayette.