The Irving College Lady Tigers were set to pounce from the opening tip against the Lady Broncos from Boyd Christian School on Monday night. The Lady Tigers were poised to attack and left it all on the floor as they defeated the Lady Broncos, 54-17.
Caylie Sherrill poured in 16 points in her final home game as a Lady Tiger and was the game’s high scorer.
In the first quarter Irving College set the tone in what would be a one-sided assault at the basket. Sherrill was relatively quiet in the first quarter as Kenley Cathcart led the Lady Tigers with eight points and Hannah Lee scored six. The Lady Tigers appeared to be on a mission and they gave the Lady Broncos fits with constant pressure on the ball.
Stephanie Mullins would be the lone Lady Bronco to get points in the first and it came by way of two free throws. The Lady Tigers were not giving anything away easy in their final game at home.
Sherrill got hot in the second quarter and she was not afraid to shoot. Sherrill dropped in 12 points in the second quarter alone and Boyd could not find an answer on defense. Once again Mullins did get a basket to fall for the Lady Broncos and as the halftime came Boyd was down 36-4.
Fresh out of halftime Irving College let some of its younger girls play and Makinlee Curtis took advantage of her opportunities by scoring four points for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Broncos fared better against the younger Lady Tigers by scoring 10 points in the third period. Alaina Stiles and Jaden Vining each had points for Boyd in the second half.
In the final quarter, Lady Tigers Ella Bond and Natalie Green got on the scoreboard and it was Irving College down the stretch as time ticked off the clock. Mullins again was the only Lady Bronco to find an open look in the fourth quarter. When the final buzzer sounded, the Lady Tigers were well out in front and they defeated the Lady Broncos, 54-17.
It was also cancer awareness night at Irving College and several fans of Irving College basketball who are currently struggling fighting the disease were in attendance and recognized for their efforts. Irving College also remembered Mrs. Amanda Burks, a former teacher from Boyd, who recently passed away from cancer.
LADY TIGER SCORING – Caylie Sherrell 16, Hannah Lee 8, Kenley Cathcart 8, Ella Bond 6, Jillian Frankman 4, Makinlee Curtis 4, Karrisa Smartt 2, Amy Williamson 2, Kayda Pinegar 2, Natalie Green 2
LADY BRONCO SCORING – Stephanie Mullins 10, Jaden Vining 4, Alaina Stiles 3