Tigerettes sting Boyd to end regular season
Tigerette fans witnessing Tuesday night’s first quarter may have had flashbacks to the first meeting vs. Boyd Jan. 11. The Lady ‘Jackets had gotten out to a 6-0 lead and led visiting Jacksboro before the Purple came back and posted a 39-23 win.
A similar story took place Tuesday night with the two teams knotted at 11 after one before Jacksboro used hot shooting over the next two quarters to build a 26-point lead and held on to post a 55-37 victory on Senior Night at JHS Gym.
Jacksboro ends its regular season at 21-12 and 12-2 in District 7-3A. The Tigerettes ended the district ledger tied with Brock at 12-2. The teams were originally scheduled to flip a coin to break the deadlock but have opted to play out the tie with a third game Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Mineral Wells.
The hostesses honored seniors Jordan Nichols, Leah Plaster, Destiny Thompson, and Trinity Tisdale by having them start alongside junior Baylee Thompson. Boyd took an early lead but baskets by Thompson and Plaster put the Tigerettes up 11-8. Boyd would tie the game at 11 with a short jumper ahead of the buzzer.
It would be the last tie, or seriously the last time the Lady ‘Jackets threatened as Jacksboro began to pull away early in the second with a pair of Nichols threes.
Baskets by Plaster and Thompson had the Tigerettes up eight midquarter. Nichols and Thompson stretched the lead to 30-16 late in the frame. After the visitors shot 71 percent in the first quarter (5-7), Boyd was just 1-11 in the second.
The Lady ‘Jackets were 4-6 from the free throw line but thanks, to 61 percent shooting from the Tigerettes, Jacksboro took a 30-18 lead into the halftime locker room.
Jacksboro more than doubled its lead in the third with a 15-0 skein. Plaster, Nichols, and Thompson got some help from Morgyn Green to lead by 27.
Boyd had just one shot in the first two minutes but snapped the string in the final two minutes. Jacksboro had another 8-13 shooting quarter, missing its last two shots, but Boyd cut the lead to 49-23 entering the fourth quarter.
Jacksboro went cold to open the fourth, missing its first eight shots before a Plaster putback got the squad back on the board. Both squads had solid finishes at the free throw line, Boyd getting within 17, but it was too little too late.
Thompson and Nichols each had 18 points with Plaster tossing in 13 for Jacksboro. Paytin Bullard had 17 for Boyd.