Tigerettes upset, 44-40

Friday, January 25, 2008
Photo by Beth Leftwich Marshall County's Lauren March was honored at halftime for scoring her 1,000th career point earlier in the season against Spring Hill. Pictured here, from left, are her mother, Detra, brother, Ja'Kobe, Lauren, and her father, Lawrence.

The Marshall County Tigerettes found out the hard way that the game ain't over until it's over Tuesday night when they suffered a surprising 44-40 loss to District rival Lewis County in Dottie Kelso Gymnasium.

Having demolished the Lady Panthers 58-30 in their first encounter on Dec. 11 in Hohenwald, the Tigerettes held a commanding 16-point lead at halftime and appeared headed to another easy victory.

Everything came unraveled for Marshall County (18-3, 9-1 District) in the second half, however, as the Lady Panthers dominated the final two quarters of play and outscored the Tigerettes 34-14 during that span to hand MCHS a bitter four-point loss.

Marshall County now falls into a tie for first place in the District standings with Lewis County thanks to Tuesday's setback and suffered their first defeat in league play in over a year.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.