SETH — Coming off a win in their previous basketball game, the Lady Tide (3-5) took on the 7-3 Tug Valley Lady Panthers at home on Jan. 13. The visiting team also enjoyed a win in their game prior to the meeting.
Sherman fell behind in the first quarter of the contest, scoring 13 points against Tug’s 32 points.
Sophomore Kaylea Baisden scored 13 points for the away side herself, while Lady Tide sophomore Hailea Skeens led the first for her team with 5. The home squad more than doubled their score in quarter two, but still lagged behind Tug Valley 42-28.
Junior Caraline Nelson took strides in the third quarter, dropping 8 points for Sherman. Baisden continued to display her skill on-ball, managing 10 more points on her own.
The match continued on with Sherman suffering turnovers, which gave their opponents more than enough chances to widen the deficit on the scoreboard.
At the end of the game, the Lady Panthers returned home with the W and a 86-54 final score.
Coach Terri Dawn Williams explained that Sherman’s trouble came from staying on-ball.
“The girls played hard the whole game,” Williams says, “but we couldn’t overcome the turnovers.”
The younger, newer Lady Tide team, made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores with only one junior and one senior, have faced a number of challenging opponents in the 2019-20 season.
The team would come back in their next game with a welcome win over Independence Senior (3-9).
Kaylen Baisden ended the night with 32 points to lead Tug Valley, followed by juniors Makayla May and Alyssa Newsome with 13 points each. Hailea Skeens was Sherman’s No. 1 scorer versus Tug Valley, tallying 22 points in all. Caraline Nelson also broke the double digits with her scoring, with 16.
The Lady Tide (4-6) travel to Buffalo to challenge the Lady Bison (7-3) on January 23 at 7 pm. Tug Valley (8-3) play Tolsia (6-6) away on January 30 at 7 p.m.