Head Coach Shonda Sparrow knew it would be an almost impossible task to beat the regular season champs with three players out and one of her starters ill.
The Tigerettes, winners of three straight games, found themselves in the hole early in the contest as the well disciplined and talented Lady Panthers worked their offense and used the Tigerettes' inexperience against them.
Emily Williams scored her third consecutive bucket on a 10-0 Coffman run, just minutes into the first quarter before Austyn Whaley got LMS on the board, nailing one of two free throws. The only other points scored by the Tigerettes in the quarter were on a jumper by Mary Medley. LMS was down by 11, 13-3 at the end of the period.
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