Lady Tigers struggles continue with loss to Shoemaker
Monday, 21 January 2013 by Tony Adams
The Belton Lady Tigers basketball team is really trying to find its way in District 8-5A. Regretfully, it is coming at a frustrating cost in the loss column.
Killeen Shoemaker shut the Lady Tigers out for the first seven minutes of the ball game and held Belton to eight field goals throughout the contest as the Lady Grey Wolves defeated the Lady Tigers 38-27 at Tiger Gym Tuesday night.
After Shoemaker field goals by Daysha Roberts and Cion Hicks to begin the game, Belton coach Brenda Gomez called a timeout just 39 seconds in to calm down the young Lady Tigers. However, the Lady Grey Wolves continued to hold Belton off the scoreboard. Hicks and Ashely Ousley scored for Shoemaker to make the score 8-0. Kesha Butler finally got Belton on the board with a field goal with 54 seconds to play in the first quarter and the Lady Grey Wolves led 8-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Once again, the Lady Tigers could not find a field goal in the second quarter. Briana Gatson and Hannah Jones extended the Shoemaker lead to 18-5 before Emily Hugo ended a 7:37 Belton field goal drought with 1:17 remaining in the first half. The Lady Tigers trailed going into the intermission 20-9.
Belton was unable reach the scoreboard early in the third quarter and thus failed to capitalize on a poor shooting quarter by Shoemaker. The Lady Grey Wolves got field goals from Roberts and Hicks once again, while the Lady Tigers went another 6:19 before they saw another field goal. Kinsey Williams' three-point basket and field goal ended the long stretch and drew Belton was trailing at the end of the third quarter 27-17.
Roberts and Hicks dominated the fourth quarter scoring for Shoemaker, scoring 10 of team's final 11 points. Britney Sculark posted a pair of field goals and Williams delivered another three-point basket and field goal to close out the scoring for the Lady Tigers.
Roberts had 15 points for the Lady Grey Wolves. Roberts pitched in 10 points for Shoemaker. The Lady Grey Wolves shot 12-19 from the free-throw line.
Williams had 10 points for Belton. Butler had seven points for the Lady Tigers. Belton (8-18, 0-6) shot just 9-21 from the free-throw line.
Lady Tigers fall to Killeen
KILLEEN-The Belton Lady Tigers have undoubtedly been battle tested throughout the first half of the District 8-5A schedule. Friday night on the road in Killeen was another chapter in the book of the 2012-2013 Lady Tigers lesson plans for success.
This chapter, however, was not for the faint of heart.
It was a tough night for the Belton Lady Tigers basketball team Friday night as Killeen Lady Kangaroos blitzed past Big Red 49-27 at Killeen High School.
The Lady Roos stormed out to an 11-4 first quarter lead and were up on the Lady Tigers 21-7 at the half. Jasmine Goodwine and Esha Atkins scored 18 of Killeen's first 21 points.
Killeen stretched the lead to 41-14 at the end of the third quarter, fueled by a 20-7 rally. Belton bounced back in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Roos 13-8 in the final stanza.
Atkins had 14 points and Goodwine scored 12 for Killeen. Brittany Harris and Darby Baker had six points for the Lady Tigers. Tierani Domingue and Britney Sculark contributed four points apiece for Belton.