Tigerettes put the hurt on Patriots

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield.

Tuesday, the Marshall County Tigerettes were the windshield, as they thrashed District rival Page 48-5 on the road. With the victory Marshall County (17-2, 8-0 District) completed the season sweep of the Lady Patriots (2-14, 1-7 District) and has outscored Page 104-23 in their two encounters. It is also believed to be the fewest points that a Tigerette team has allowed since the 1960's.

After finishing second in the state in Class 2A last year, the Tigerettes appear to be gearing up for another deep postseason run.

"We're focused right now," said MCHS head coach David Steely. "We have big goals this year and if we play like we're capable of the winning will take care of itself. We talk about maintaining our intensity all the time."

Although the Tigerettes played ferocious defense and forced 29 Page turnovers, the Lady Patriots were usually well off the mark even when they did get open looks at the basket, finishing with just one field goal on 4 percent shooting. Marshall County hit 20 of 51 shots from the field and out rebounded Page 34-17 overall, which included a commanding 17-4 edge on the offensive glass

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.