Lady Tigers take down 7A Chelsea

The Hartselle Lady Tigers, coming off a two-week layoff, defeated 7A Chelsea 44-38 at Border Wars in Athens this past week. Hartselle trailed the Lady Hornets 35-34 heading into the fourth quarter and outscored Chelsea 10-3 to get the come-from-behind win. The Lady Tigers led 15-9 after the first quarter and 28-26 at halftime.

Gracie Hill led the Lady Tigers (11-4) with 24 points and seven rebounds. She hit eight three-pointers. Hannah Burks added nine points, while Mary Frances Itsede had six points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

“I am proud of how the girls played following our two-week layoff,” coach Amber Deline said. “I have never had a player hit eight three-pointers in a game until Gracie’s performance.”

Spain Park 53, Hartselle 44

The Tigers traveled to Homewood for a first round with Spain Park at the Metro Tournament. Hartselle (9-9) trailed 15-9 following the first quarter before cutting the lead to 24-22 at the half. The Jaguars extended their lead to 39-33 heading into the final quarter.

Markus Tapscott led the Tigers with 14 points and four steals. Kohl Key added 12 points. Rylan Smothers had seven points, while Ty Odom had four points and five assists.

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