The Waynesville Lady Tigers played two Ozark conference games over the weekend and extended weather break. The Lady Tigers split the games and are one win away from a conference title.
Hillcrest Lady Hornets - Thursday
The Varsity girls began the game with a strong lead. Waynesville led 18-7 after the first period. The Lady Tigers defense continued to hold back the Lady Hornets 20-7 in the final period. The Waynesville girls led 38-14 after the first half of the game.
Waynesville continued the great defensive game in the third period. They outscored Hillcrest 13-9 in the quarter. Waynesville extended their lead to 41-23. Both teams let their younger players have a time on the court. The Lady Tigers edged of Hillcrest 6-4 in the final period. The Waynesville Lady Tigers won the game 57-27.
Head Waynesville Lady Tigers girls basketball coach Brittany Matlock said this after the game, “It was another good team win with lots of positives on both ends of the court to build on.”
The Waynesville Lady Tigers were led by Shoulders with 20 points. Stone scored 16 points in the big win. Perry scored nine points and Handley added six points in the win. Coleman added a basket for the Lady Tigers.
The Hillcrest Lady Hornets were led in the game by Hall with 10 points. Johnson scored six points and Tran added five points in the conference loss. Jamison added four points and Mania scored two.
Camdenton Lady Lakers - Monday
The girls traveled to Camdenton and faced a tough girls team. The Lady Lakers came into the game at 13-3. They were just off a Loss to the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs.
The Waynesville girls began the game with a 17-9 lead after the first period. The Lady Lakers were able to get a few more shots by the Lady Tigers as they outscored them 22-16 in the period. The Waynesville Lady Tigers led 33-31 at halftime.
The Lady Tigers came out at halftime again and outscored the Lady Lakers 16-10 in the period. The Waynesville Lady Tigers extended their lead to 49-41 after the third period. The Lady Lakers and Lady Tigers both fought hard in the final period. Camdenton was able to make several key free throws in the final minute and take the first lead of the game. The Camdenton Girls outscored the Lady Tigers 22-15 in the final period. That was enough to give the Camdenton Lady Lakers a 66-64 win and kept them alive in the Ozark Conference Championship hunt.
Head Waynesville Lady Tigers coach Matlock said this after the game, “The girls worked hard and executed, they just have to be more consistent for four quarters.”
The Waynesville Lady Tigers were led in the game by both Shoulders and Stone whom both scored nineteen points in the close conference loss. Perry scored six points for the Lady Tigers. Both Poinsette and Handley added four points each.
The Camdenton Lady Lakers were led in the game by Rezabek with seventeen points and Kurtz who scored sixteen. Basham added twelve points of her own. Meier scored six points while Miller added seven points in the win for the Lady Lakers. Roam scored three points and Vest added two in the game for the Lady Lakers.