The Waynesville High School Lady Tigers varsity girls’ basketball team rallied in the third quarter to beat the Hickman High School Kewpies 51-48 Jan. 10 in Columbia, Missouri.
Senior forward Victoria Perry led WHS with 22 points, followed closely by sophomore guard Naudia Evans, who scored 20.
Hickman held a slight lead after the first quarter, but built it into a 10-point cushion at halftime.
Waynesville found new life in the second half, scoring 16 points in the third quarter while holding Hickman to 5.
“It was a great team win,” WHS coach Brittany Matlock said. “We came together defensively and were aggressive on offense. We have to continue to believe in ourselves and our teammates.”
The junior-varsity Lady Tigers also won, defeating their Hickman counterparts 42-31.
Up next: The Lady Tigers travel to Lebanon High School for a 7 p.m. game against the Lady Jackets tonight.
In other WHS sports:
The WHS Varsity boys’ basketball team fell to the Jays 43-37 Jan. 8 at Jefferson City High School. The WHS team built an early lead, but couldn’t prevent a rally by the Jays late in the second half.
“Jeff City is well coached and simply outplayed us in the second half,” said Chris Pilz, WHS boys’ head coach. “Our guys showed a tremendous amount of fight and played with great intensity through the final horn.”
Up next: The WHS boys’ team was scheduled to begin play in the St. James Tournament on Monday. The team is scheduled to play their second game of the tournament at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude the tournament at 6 p.m. Saturday.