Story & photos by Scott Ferguson
The North Baltimore Lady Tigers improved to 14-6 overall and 6-4 in the Midland Athletic Conference with a 43-29 victory over Old Fort. The girls stepped up their defense, only allowing the Stockaders to shoot 21% from the field, while NB cashed in on 16 of their 38 shot attempts and hit 8 of 14 free throws. Ricci Emahiser was unstoppable down low, as she led the Lady Tigers with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.
The third quarter was the deciding factor as the Lady Tigers, who had held a 24-19 advantage at the half, stepped up their defense and did not allow the Old Fort team to score, while putting up 9 point themselves.
The fourth quarter was even, as both teams scored 10 points in the quarter, to end the contest. Jessica Frost and Megan Wright both contributed 8 points to help the cause, while Jessica Casey had 5 steals on the evening.
The Lady Tigers start their tournament trail on Tuesday (Feb. 21) evening, as they face Riverdale, at Findlay High School, with a scheduled 8:00 pm tip off.
Let's fill the gym and support these young ladies as they begin their tournament run!
Lee 0-0= 0, C. Bretz 0-1= 1, Casey 1-0= 3, Gazarek 1-0= 2, Wright 4-0= 8, Hamlin 0-0= 0, Frost 3-2= 8, Flores 2-0= 6, Emahiser 5-5= 15
3 pointers 3-9 (Flores 2, Casey 1)
Rebounds 21 (Emahiser 7)
Junior Varsity was defeated 27-21
NB 14 10 9 10= 43
OF 9 10 0 10= 29
Morgan Schloemp passes the ball up court
Jasmine Bretz puts it up in a crowd
left - Jessica Casey hits the three; right - Ricci Emahiser looks to pass the ball out
Jessica Frost hits a shot
Our student section having some fun