The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (2-11) had a rough go of it in their final home game of the season, as they suffered a 42-17 loss to a strong Page Middle School Lady Panther squad on Thursday.
After building a 12-0 lead in the first quarter, the Lady Panthers opened up a 23-6 advantage by halftime before outscoring LMS 19-11 over the final two periods to cruise to the 25-point victory.
"They were a really tough team. I saw them play against Heritage and they looked really athletic and well coached. We did what we could, but it didn't work out like I hoped. I'm really proud of my girls though for how hard they played," said Lewisburg head coach Sarah Honett.
The Tigerettes were unable to overcome Page's superior height and quickness, as the Lady Panthers recorded five blocked shots and 19 steals, while limiting LMS to just six field goals on 15 percent shooting and forcing 26 Lewisburg turnovers.
Page, meanwhile, finished with 19 field goals on 35 percent shooting and collected 18 offensive rebounds.
Reserve guard Jameka Braden led the Tigerettes with five points, 12 rebounds, five steals, and one blocked shot, while Kalen Munson and Destiny Moore each had three points with Munson grabbing five rebounds. Austyn Whaley, Megan Sanders, and Mary Kate McGeehee tallied two points apiece to round out the scoring for Lewisburg with Whaley also registering six rebounds and three steals.
Forward Cat Taylor paced Page with 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots, while center Katie Wright notched 11 points, 12 rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots.
Laina Bache and Garrett Noe also scored six points apiece for Page, and Haley Womack and Allison Wiley had five and two points respectively.