BY NORM BETZ –
The Acorn Lady Tigers dominated the Lady Wildcats in every aspect of the game on Friday night, defeating Umpire, 61-24. Three Lady Tigers finished the game in double digits with junior Ashlee Long leading all-scorers with 15 points. Seniors Jessica Looney and Misty Oglesby finished with 13 points and 12 points, respectively.
Acorn started off the game on a 17-2 run, and led 25-4 at the end of the first quarter. Long led the Lady Tigers with 10 points, with all her points coming from the field. Looney finished the first with nine points, which included a three-pointer, a pair of buckets and a pair of free throws. Sophomore Morgan Fagan had four points on a pair of lay-ups, while Oglesby closed out the opening quarter scoring with a 14-foot jumper.
Things cooled off in the second quarter and the Lady Wildcats actually outscored the Lady Tigers 7-6 in the quarter, but still trailed Acorn 31-13 at halftime. Junior Taylor Deramus had the lone bucket for the Lady Tigers, while Looney and #1 each knocked down two-of-two from the charity stripe.
The Lady Tigers came out of the locker room and outscored the Lady Wildcats 22-7 in the third quarter to take a 53-20 lead, thus implementing the mercy rule continuous running clock for the rest of the game. Oglesby hit a pair from beyond the arc and a pair from the field to lead Acorn with 10 points. Long added a three-pointer and a bucket, while Looney, junior Teagan Vann and sophomore Ashton Shores each tossed in buckets. Senior Tara Warrington rounded out the third quarter scoring hitting one-of-two from the line.
Sophomore Brooke Bates hit a 14-footer and a lay-up to lead the Lady Tigers in the final quarter. Acorn outscored Umpire 8-4 and won the 1A-7 conference contest, 61-24. Junior Shayla Vaught and #1 each kissed in lay-ups off the backboard to round out the scoring for the night.
Ashlee Long led all-scorers with 15 points, Jessica Looney scored 13 points, Misty Oglesby added 12 points, while Morgan Fagan, Brooke Bates and #1 all finished with four points. Teagan Vann, Ashton Shores, Taylor Deramus, and Shayla Vaught each scored two points, while Tara Warrington was good for one point.
(The Acorn Junior Lady Tigers defeated the Junior Lady Wildcats of Umpire, 38-15.)