By Trevor Dye
The Wiggins Lady Tigers lost to the Yuma Indians 28 to 68 in a home game on Tuesday, January 28. The Lady Tigers were upset with their loss but hope they can learn from the loss and improve from it.
“We played a really good team, and we did better than normal. We just have some things to work on,” said sophomore guard Laura Walker. Walker feels that they did a really good job at boxing out, but she thinks they need to lower the amount of turnovers and get better at shooting.
The Lady Tigers were able to keep up with the Indians in the first quarter; the score then was 12 to 9. In the second quarter the Tigers stated slowly falling behind with the score ending 19 to 28 at the half. As the game advanced, the Indians were able to take the lead early in the third quarter. The third quarter ended with a score of 21 to 49. By the end of the game, the Indians were able to keep their lead, and win the game.
Senior point guard Ashley Motley believes that the team didn’t play very well and they didn’t communicate enough. “I think I played well; it was one of my best games of the season,” said Motley. Motley agrees with Walker that the team does need to cut down on the amount of turnovers in the game, and they need to work on shooting.
Motley hopes that the Lady Tigers can turn their season around by practicing the little things to become better. They hope that they will be able to win their upcoming game against the Wray Eagles.
The Tigers will play the Wray Eagles in Wray on Friday, January 31, starting with the JV at 4:00.