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Lady Tigers finish 3-1 at Kaufman Tourney

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    The Wills Point Lady Tigers will face a tall task when they open District 14-4A play at home Jan. 4, taking on a Canton Eaglette squad that is currently riding a 19-game winning streak.

The Wills Point Lady Tigers wrapped up their run of tournament play for the 2018-’19 season Dec. 27-28, traveling to Kaufman to compete in the Lady Lions Holiday Classic. Wills Point finished the two-day event with a 3-1 record overall, taking home the bronze division championship in the process.

The Lady Tigers went 1-1 overall in pool play, qualifying for the bronze portion of the Kaufman Tournament with a loss to Scurry-Rosser and a 45-40 win over Dallas Christian.

Wills Point wrapped up tournament play with a pair of impressive showings, blowing past both Sunset and Spruce.

The Lady Tigers came out red-hot against the Sunset Bisons in the semifinal round Dec. 28, getting all the points they would need in the first two quarters en route to a 51-20 win.

Sharp shooting and strong defensive play helped propel the Lady Tigers to an 18-7 lead after one quarter of play. Things continued to favor Wills Point on both ends of the court in the second quarter as the Lady Tigers outscored Sunset 17-6 to take a commanding 35-13 lead into the half.

Sunset and Wills Point combined to score just six points combined in the third before another Lady Tiger outburst down the stretch pushed the final margin separating the two teams to 31 points.

Wills Point continued its strong play in the bronze division finals, downing the Spruce Timberwolves 53-15.

The Lady Tigers dominated the contest on the defensive end of the court, allowing just five points overall in the first half. The relentless defensive effort carried into the third quarter where Wills Point outscored the Timberwolves 19-2 to establish a 36-7 lead.

With the game well out of hand already, the Lady Tigers closed out their impressive play with a 17-8 run in the fourth quarter.

Upcoming dates for the Lady Tigers include the District 14-4A opener against Canton tonight (Jan.

4) followed by a home date against Athens Jan. 8 and a trip to Brownsboro Jan. 11.

Wills Point and Canton met twice during the 2017-’18 season with the Eaglettes scoring victories of 82-17 and 77-21 against the Lady Tigers.