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Lady Tigers top Red Level in opener

MCKENZIE – Dazia Womack scored 17 points, snagged 14 rebounds and blocked four shots to power McKenzie School to a 41-25, season-opening win against Red Level High School Tuesday night.

“She did exactly what we knew she could do,” McKenzie head coach Ezell Powell said. “We were able to get the ball to her in the post and she scored, and scored in bunches.”

McKenzie’s Brittany Gard also tallied double figures scorin 10 points, while dishing out four assists.

“Overall I felt like we played pretty well,” Powell said. “We were a little more loose with the ball than I would have liked, but at times we did a good job of executing the offense and when we did we were able to score points.”

Powell praised the Lady Tigers (1-0) effort on defense and the team’s ability to shake off a sluggish third period.

“Defensively we were strong,” he said. “I was proud of the way the girls got after it on that end of the court. They made it hard for Red Level to get into any sort of rhythm on offense.

“We had a little lull there in the third period, but the girls were able to get it back together at the end of the period and heading into the fourth and I was proud to see that. For a first game, I feel like we did OK. We aren’t where we want to be, but it was a good for first game and it was good to get a win.”

The Lady Tigers will be back in action Monday when they play host to Highland Home High School. B-Team action is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. with varsity action slated to follow.