Lady Tigers improve their record to 11-2
Four players scored in double figures as the top-seeded Skyline Lady Tigers blasted eighth-seeded Warsaw 65-35 Saturday in the opening round of the Skyline Tournament. Alyee Gunter led the attack with 17 points, followed by Miranda Quennoz and Emma Crawford with 11 apiece and Grace Edge with 10.
Madison Ponder nearly made it into double digits with nine points. This was the Lady Tigers’ first adventure without three-year starter Justine Barb, who is on the injury list.
The Lady Tigers were scheduled to play fourth-seeded Clever in the semifinals last night (Tuesday). If they won, they will play in the championship game Friday at 8:10 p.m. , and if they lost, they will play for third place Friday at 6:20 p.m.
Saturday’s game was never in doubt as Skyline raced to a 15-1 lead and was in front 17-7 at the end of the quarter. The opening rally began with two straight baskets underneath by Edge following nice passes from Quennoz. A free throw by Warsaw was followed by consecutive 3-point shots by Gunter and Quennoz, a pair of free throws by Quennoz and another trey by Gunter.
Warsaw pulled to within eight at the start of the second quarter, but then the Lady Tigers put together an 18-3 run. Edge scored on a basket underneath following an assist from Quennoz, then Crawford swished a 3-pointer following an inside-to-outside pass from Edge.
Gunter had another 3-pointer and Edge, Emily Edwards and Ponder all put the ball in the basket before the run was over. Skyline led 42-17 at the half and 52-28 at the end of three. In the fourth quarter Gunter and Shayla Lynn both connected on 3s.
On Thursday of last week the Lady Tigers traveled to Kickapoo High School in Springfield and lost 77-55. A week earlier Kickapoo easily cruised through the Pink Division of the Pink & White Tournament, to win the championship.
Gunter again led in scoring with 19 points, followed by Quennoz 15, Barb nine and Edwards six.