UNION — The Sims Middle School Lady Tigers basketball team picked up a win last Thursday and suffered a loss on Monday.
Last Thursday, the Lady Tigers defeated Rainbow Lake Middle School in a final score of 23-17. Coach Ruth Ann Pitt said the game got off to a slow start, but the Lady Tigers kicked it up a few notches after halftime.
Likeyvia Land had eight points and nine steals; Corenza Stewart had six points, one rebound and one steal; Jamaye’ Jeter had four points, 10 rebounds and three steals; Carmen Glenn had five points, eight rebounds and six steals; Chamir Dunn had two steals; Arianna Whitmire had two steals and Shamaria Glenn had one steal and one rebound.
On Monday, the Lady Tigers lost to Carver Middle School in their last regular-season game, with the final score being 44-25.
“We played a close game until the end of the third quarter,” Pitt said. “We simply gave up. We learned an important lesson last night: ‘You don’t quit when you’re tired, you quit when you’re done.’”
Likeyvia Land had 11 points, three rebounds, seven steals; Corenza Stewart had seven points, four rebounds and two steals; Jamaye’ Jeter had six points, 12 rebounds and one steal; Carmen Glenn had one point, 10 rebounds and four steals; Tanygha Dawkins had two steals; Antoinette Moore had one rebound; Shamaria Glenn had two rebounds; and Chariah Tucker had one rebound.
The team will play in the first round of the playoff tournament.
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