The beat goes on for Tigerettes

Friday, January 30, 2009

The undefeated and top ranked Marshall County High School Tigerettes claimed their 36th consecutive victory Tuesday night, squeezing out a 58-54 win at Lewis County.

Miss Basketball favorite Lauren March poured in 27 points, leaving her just six points shy of the all-time girls scoring record at MCHS.

The defending Class AA state champion Tigerettes (22-0, 10-0) need just four more wins versus Hickman County, Loretto, East Hickman, and the regular season finale at Spring Hill for their first undefeated regular season since 1972-1973.

MCHS led by one point at the half, by two points at 44-42 after three periods, and then held firm in fourth period, outscoring the Lady Panthers 16-14 over the final eight minutes for the four-point triumph.

18 out of the Tigerettes 22 wins this season have come by more than double digits and they have now outscored their opponents 1,313 to 806, an average margin of victory of 23.0 points per-game.

Jakerra Simmons continued her all-state, season long performance, scoring 17 points, while NeNe McLean had 7, LaRhonda O'Neal 6, DaRhonda O'Neal 2, and Artavia Bryant finished with 1 point.

March will most certainly break the all-time scoring mark tonight versus Hickman County at 6:00pm at the Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium on the Campus of Marshall County High School.