Tioga- Stanley powered by Burke County 74-42 to capture 3rd place in the Tioga tip-off tournament. Burke county jumped out 15-12 1st quarter lead, but it would be all Blue Jays after that. The Blue Jays exploded for 24 second quarter points and glided to a 15 point lead at halftime, Burke County would get no closer and the Blue Jays continued to expand on their lead throughout the 2nd half.
Sophmore Abby Iverson pointed to a couple of adjustments as the primary reason for the dramatic improvement in the second quarter. “We changed things up defensively and offensively, we put more pressure on the ball, which led to more turnovers,” said Iverson.
(Abby Iverson (23) drives and scores as Lacey Meiers (1) right and Caitlyn Enger (22) support the play)
Iverson lead the Blue Jays with 26pts and was an impressive 10-12 from the free throw line. The Blue Jays got strong contributions from all 6 girls that dressed and relied on stingy team defense to disrupt the Burke County Titans for most of the game.
Lacey Meiers finished with 12pts, Senior Megan Mills chipped in 11pts. Point Guard Maddie Meiers contributed 10pts and 8 assists, Caitlyn Enger and Kelsey Colbenson had 9pts and 6pts respectively.
With the win the Blue Jays improve to 4-2 on the young season. The Blue Jays travel to Killdeer on Friday night.
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