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Lady Tigers attack in tournament

Zach Buck | Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:51 pm

The Quarter Finals of the Cossatot Senior Tournament saw the Acorn Tigers Senior Girl's in a show down against the Lions of Horatio.

With a relatively slow start in the first quarter it was senior center Tori Barrett who decided to take charge scoring six of Acorns first eight points. The end of the first had the Tigers leading 17-5 and they did not stop there as they stretched the lead to 20 where it would remain for the rest of the game. 

Acorn employed a 1-3-1 half court defense which worked well against the Lions leaving them hard pressed to find an open shot. While it was Barrett for the Tigers who led the charge on the offensive end, imposing her will in the paint. Junior shooting guard Makayla Anderson and sophomore Sophie Jackson put on a shooting display from beyond the arch, even draining a few from NBA range.

With a dominating performance from Barrett and some impressive shooting from their guards, the Tigers cruised to a 60-40 victory over the Lions advancing to the next round of the tournament.

The Tigers carried on their display of dominance in their 63-46 win over the Nashville Scrappers in the semi-finals of the tournament. 

Nashville coach Ron Alexander had a decent game plan in double teaming the star center Barrett. The issue he ran into was how well balanced the Tigers were in the scoring department. 

Point guard Lexi Powell and Jackson stepped up to fill gap created by the Scrapper's double team of Barrett. The pair of sophomores worked incredibly well together running the court and making some impressive no-look passes to one another. The duo's unselfish play and crisp passing was reminiscent of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and left the Scrappers scrambling to keep up on defense.

Powell showed some of her many talents on the court sinking three-pointers and pulling down some remarkable rebounds, given her short stature (5'7"),  against the much taller Nashville team. While Jackson put on an impressive display, driving to the basket almost at will. 

Alexander seemed unimpressed with his team's play, while Barrett battled inside scoring over the double team that had been stuck on her all night. 

The Tigers display of no-look passes, killer cross-overs and plethora of points that seemed to come from every player. The few points contributed from each player was enough to carry them to a victory over Nashville and into the finals.