Lady Tigers leave claw marks on Bulldogs

Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley Chronicle
Action shot taken during match between San Jacinto’s varsity basketball girls and Hemet’s.

■ Corey Evan / Sports Reporter

The phrase “You fight like a girl” used to be an insult. These days, fighting like a girl has a much better meaning to it. That meaning played out in the Tiger Gymnasium last Friday evening.
The Tigers got off to the better start, scoring the first points of the game. The Bulldogs held their own through this first quarter, though, keeping a two-point game at 10-8 San Jacinto.
However, the Tigers would show that they weren’t just playing around, distancing themselves from the Bulldogs in the second quarter. San Jacinto added 14 points to their tally, Hemet five.
Hemet made a bit of an improvement in the third period, netting 11 points for themselves. San Jacinto, however, scored a whole point more (12) than them in the same time frame.
The Lady Bulldogs tried to keep a foothold on the Tigers, dropping in another 10 points before the final buzzer. But the Tigers took full advantage of home court advantage, adding 15 points to their count and winning the game 51-34.
This time around, the top contributors were Alexis Aldana and Asia Nobles, who brought in 15 and 10 points respectively. Coach Larry Lacy adds, “I felt we started kinda slow, but we got the win. We played as a team, we slowed it down to our tempo, and we did what we do good.”
The Lady Tigers are doing very well this season: They are 2-0-0 in Mountain Pass League play 13-5-0 for the season. Will the Lady Tigers continue in their winning ways? The answer comes tomorrow at 6 p.m. as they face off against the Lady Titans at Tahquitz. Go on out, support our young athletes.

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