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Lady Tigers hold on to defeat Bradford Tornadoes

The Trenton Lady Tigers, the defending 1A girls State Basketball Champs opened their 2019 season Thursday night on the road against Bradford County in Starke. The Tigers were facing a good 4A squad that defeated Union County 54-5 the first game of the season. The Tigers, behind Bri Becker’s 14 pts and Jordon Douglas’ 16 points dominated the first half and held on to win 49-46. Becker, the Tigers’ sophomore shooting guard was selected the Lady Tigers’ “Player of the Game” as she had 7 assists, 1 steal and 4 rebounds and shot 75% from the free throw stripe.
In the first quarter the Tornadoes held a 12-11 lead going into the second period. The Lady Tigers took control of the second period limiting the host to 3 points while the Tigers scored 17 to hold a 28-15 lead at halftime. The second half would be the difference in this match up as the Tigers scored 11 to add to the lead 39-25 going into the final period. The Tornadoes doubled up on the Lady Tigers in the 4th outscoring Trenton 21-10 to get back into the game, but falling just short at the buzzer.
The Lady Tigers Samarie McHenry had 9 pt, 16 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Janiyah King shot 6 points, had 14 rebounds and 1 steal. Kinsey Akins shot 2 of 3 free throws and had 1 blocked shot for the junior guard. The Lady Tigers shot 42% from the field and 41% from the free throw stripe.
Trenton traveled to Branford on Monday to face the Lady Bucs. The Tigers will host Union County on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 with tip-off set for 6 p.m. Go Tigers!