Tigerettes fight, but fall short to Tullahoma

By Chris Siers ~ sports@t-g.com
Posted 2/2/22

LEWISBURG — During their previous meeting against Tullahoma, the Lady Wildcats enforced their will on the Marshall County Tigerettes to the tune of a 55-7 final score.In Lewisburg on Tuesday …

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Tigerettes fight, but fall short to Tullahoma

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LEWISBURG — During their previous meeting against Tullahoma, the Lady Wildcats enforced their will on the Marshall County Tigerettes to the tune of a 55-7 final score.
In Lewisburg on Tuesday night, the Tigerettes gave Tullahoma (13-6, 4-2) a four-quarter fight, but came up short in, 44-31.
The Tigerettes (7-14, 0-6) stymied the Lady Wildcats in the first frame and didn’t allow Tullahoma a made field goal until the 5:01 mark on a basket by Lucy Nutt.
Tullahoma scored six-straight points to take a 6-2 lead with 4:41 left in the quarter.
But Marshall County answered with baskets by Demiyah Blackman and Kayla Keiler to pull within three points by the end of the quarter.
That trend continued until Mashawna Ridley connected on a basket from the low post to pull the Tigerettes within three points at the 5:23 point of the second frame.
The game took a scary turn with just under three minutes left in the half when Nutt took a hard fall and apparently hit her head.
Even wtih the injury to Nutt, Tullahoma closed the game with a four more points to stretch the halftime lead to seven points.
Tullahoma opened the third frame with a 3-pointer just 19 seconds into the half and was able to orchestrate a 14-6 run through the quarter to build a 15-point lead by the end of the period.
Even with the injury, Nutt returned in the second half and scored 14 of her game-high 24 points in the second half.
As a team, Tullahoma saw just three players score.
In addition to Nutt’s 24 points, Morgan Carr added 14 points as well.
The team also proved incredibly efficient at the free throw line.
The Lady Wildcats connected on 17-of-18 attempts in the game to help preserve the 13-point win.
The Tigerettes, in contrast, managed just 5-of-9 tries at the charity stripe.
Keiler led four Tigerettes in double figures, while Blackman and Ridley added eight apiece.
The Tigerettes will be back on the road on Friday evening for another District 8-AAA contest at Spring Hill.

Tullahoma 10 10 14 10 — 44
Marshall Co. 7 6 6 12 — 31

Tullahoma: Lucy Nutt 24, Morgan Carr 14, Nyjah Gibbs 6.
Marshall Co.: Kayla Keiler 10, Demiyah Blackman 8, Mashawna Ridley 8, Maggie Steely 5.
3-Point goals: Tullahoma (5): Nutt 3, Carr 2; Marshall Co. (2): Keiler 2.
Halftime score: Tullahoma 20, Marshall Co. 13.

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