BY EASTON LEONARD –
Saturday night, February 25th, the Acorn Lady Tigers took on the Kirby Lady Trojans in the 1A Region 4 Championship game at County Line High School.
Both teams started the game off slow on the offensive side of the ball, but Kirby was able to control a two point, 12-10, lead after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, Acorn and the Lady Trojans continued a back-and-forth paced game. However, the Lady Tigers were able to outscore Kirby 15-10, to control a five point lead at halftime.
Number twenty-two, Smith, led the Lady Trojans with 12 points at the half, while Morgan Fagan led Acorn with 7 points.
Acorn came out of the locker room at halftime on a 19-9 run, forcing the Lady Trojans to call a timeout with 2:37 left in the third. Following the timeout, Kirby finished the quarter on a 7-3 run, to cut the Lady Tigers lead to nine going into the fourth quarter with the score 47-38. The Lady Trojans reached within two points in the fourth quarter, but Acorn never gave in. Brooke Bates and Faith Hill finished the game off with a couple free throws, to give Acorn a six point, 63-57, victory over the Kirby Lady Trojans.
Faith Hill led the Acorn Lady Tigers with 19 points on the night, as Tori Barrett scored 15 points of her own, Sophie Jackson 13 points, and Morgan Fagan and Brooke Bates 8 points.
Congratulations to Coach Jackson and the Lady Tigers on winning the 1A Region 4 Basketball Tournament!
The Acorn Lady Tigers will play Wednesday in the 1A High School Basketball State Tournament at 7:00pm at Mt. Ida High School.