Willard Lady Tigers finish second in Tri-State Classic

The Willard High School girls basketball team hosted the Willard Tri-State Classic from Dec. 5-7, and was able to finish in second place after the tournament ended.
The Lady Tigers played Harrison, Ark, in the championship game of the tourna- ment on Saturday, Dec. 7, but fell to the Lady Goblins, 61-41.
Harrison jumped out to an early 21-10 first quarter lead and never looked back. Willard stepped up their defense in the second quarter and only allowed 12 points, but Willard put up just seven points to go into the half trailing, 33-17.
The Lady Tigers out- scored Harrison in the third quarter 13-12 to cut the lead to 55-30, but Harrison added 16 points in the final quarter to put the game away and secure the 20-point victory.
Megan Mahan led the Lady Tigers with 16 points in the loss.
“It was a great tourna- ment,” said head coach J. J. Adamson. “But three games in three days can take a toll on any team. The girls played well and battled back and I am very proud of how they played.”
On Friday, Dec. 6, the Lady Tigers knocked off Bentonville West, Ark., 58-37. Willard trailed 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, but held the Lady Wolverines to just two points in the second quarter, while scoring 17 points of their own, to take a 26-14 halftime lead.
The Lady Tigers added another 17 points in the third quarter and 15 points in the fourth quarter, while holding Bentonville to just 23 total points in the second half, to take the game by 21 points.
Kaitlyn Burson led Willard with 18 points and Ariana Patillo added 15 points in the win.
The Lady Tigers opened the tournament with a 62-25 win over Fort Scott, Kan., on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Willard exploded for a 17-point first quarter and led 17-3 after one. The Lady Tigers of Ft. Scott answered back with 10 points in the second quarter but Willard added another 12 points to lead 29-13 at the half.
Willard added 16 more points in the third quarter to push their lead to 45-22. The Lady Tigers scored another 17 points in the fourth quarter to win the game by 37 points.
Jada Holloman led Willard with 15 points; Addalyn
Adamson kicked in 11 points and Burson ended the night with 10 points.
Harrison finished first in the tournament, followed by Willard, Bentonville West and Ft. Scott. Megan Mahan, Adamson and Burson were
named to the all-tournament team.
Willard is now 3-1 on the young season and will head to    Logan-Rogersville    tomor row night to take on the Lady Wildcats.


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