Lady Tigers Defeat Charleston Catholic 57-44

The Chapmanville Regional Lady Tigers went on the road and defeated the ranked Charleston Catholic Lady Irish 57-44 to push their record to 6-5 on the season.

Lady Tigers Head Coach Kristina Gore was complementary of Catholic after the game, “Always good to get a road win, especially against a team ranked ahead of us. Coach Hevener’s staff does a terrific job with their kids.” Gore’s Lady Tigers were led in the game by senior forward Jaiden Mahon who finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. “This is Jaiden’s second game back after being out for a couple weeks. She was really good, other than getting beat baseline a few times.” Junior Haley Fleming finished with a game-high 9 assists, “I felt like Haley had pretty good command of the game. 9 assists to one turnover is a great stat for her,” stated Coach Gore.

Coach Gore says defensively, the Lady Tigers have to get better, “Moving forward, we’re going to continue to work on improving defensively, but when it comes down to it, our girls are going to have to decide to get down and get to work if we are going to make strides in that area.” Coach Gore elaborated, ”We aren’t doing a good job of moving while the ball is in the air, which is leading to us being out of control on our closeouts and giving up a lot of drives to the basket. We were successful early in the game getting some traps and steals off of rotations. Then suddenly, we stopped rotating, found ourselves out of position and gave up a few easy baskets. We are a talented team, but defense doesn’t take talent. It takes will. We have to find that will in order to play our best basketball.”

The schedule for the Lady Tigers has been a tough one, and it doesn’t get any easier as they travel to Scott tomorrow evening and then travel to Wyoming East next Wednesday. Coach Gore says that offensively though, the Lady Tigers are starting to turn the corner, “On the bright side, I felt like we were much improved offensively. Our movement and spacing was better. We had four kids in double figures for the first time this season, made 22 baskets and assisted on 16 of those, so that says a lot right there.”

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