This past Saturday, the Lady Tigers lost to Mortimer Jordan in regular season action and are currently 5-12 on the season.
Springville 44, Pell City 38 (OT)
Both teams got off to slow starts offensively but the Lady Tigers scored 15 points in the 4-minute overtime period to beat Pell City 44-38 in the opening round of the tournament.
The Lady Panthers were up 4-3 after the first quarter and 13-11 at halftime. Springville took its first lead late in the third quarter 21-19 on a shot by Audrey House. By the end of regulation, the two teams were knotted at 29-29.
Pell City found itself in foul trouble in overtime and Springville hit several free throws in the extra period. Then with 1:12 remaining, Dixie Rhodes hit a shot and was fouled. She converted the free throw for the old-fashioned 3-point play to give Springville a 40-36 lead. Molly Lindsey nailed a trey with 42 seconds left to seal the victory. Springville won 44-38.
Lindsey led all scorers with 16 points. Rhodes scored 6 points while House and Geri Wilson added 5 points each. Kate Riker and Savanna Hennings netted 4 points each while Danyelle Martin and Kirsten Gipson had 2 points each.
Leading Pell City was Keyanna Martin with 10 points. Raegan Merryman contributed 8 points.
Springville coach Warren House called it the best offensive game of the year as the Lady Tigers defeated Spain Park 47-45 to advance to the championship game.
Spain Park was up 10-9 after the first quarter but Springville fought back to take a 21-20 halftime lead.
Spain Park grabbed the advantage in the third frame, outscoring the Lady Tigers 15-10 to take a 35-31 lead into the fourth quarter.
Springville found itself down by six with 5:20 remaining in the game. Over the next four minutes, they fought back to take a 45-43 lead. Spain Park tied the game at 45-45 with 22 seconds remaining.
After a timeout, Springville threw the ball in from the side with 9 seconds remaining and got the ball inside to Rhodes. With 2 seconds remaining in the game, Rhodes hit the game-winning shot as the Lady Tigers won 47-45.
Rhodes finished with a team-high 14 points. Lindsey had a double double as she scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. House added 11 points and pulled down 7 boards. Hennings, Wilson, Gipson and Riker all scored 3 points each.
Anniston 35, Springville 19
In the finals of the holiday tournament, it was a tale of two halves for the Lady Tigers. Anniston led by just two, 17-15 at halftime, then Springville managed only 4 points the entire second half and lost 35-19.
House said the offensive wheels fell off in the second half.
“We had trouble running our offense and did not get good shots,” House said.
Wilson led Springville with 6 points. Riker had 5 points while House and Rhodes scored 4 points each.
Mortimer Jordan 38, Springville 19
For the second straight game, Springville scored only 19 points in a game as they lost to Mortimer Jordan 38-19.
The Lady Tigers were on top 6-2 after the first quarter but Mortimer Jordan won the scoring battle in the second frame 10-2 to take a 12-8 halftime lead.
The Lady Blue Devils stretched their lead to 27-13 after three quarters of play and the Lady Tigers went on to lose 38-19.
Rhodes was Springville’s leading scorer with 6 points. Lindsey and Gipson netted 4 points each while Hennings chipped in 3 points. Riker and Anna Marie Ronderos scored 1 point each.