Lady Tiger basketball

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Lady Tigers won their first game of the season last Friday against the West Lauderdale Knights. Junior center Breanna Holmes set the tone early by securing rebounds and scoring efficiently in the paint. The Tigers never trailed in the game and had a double digit lead by halftime.

A Miesha Brent 3-point buzzer beater put the Tigers ahead 33-19 by the end of the third quarter. West Lauderdale made a run in the fourth quarter, but Breanna Holmes went into closer mode. Holmes scored four unanswered baskets and willed her way to the free throw line late in the fourth quarter. Good defense and an outstanding performance from Holmes led the Tigers to their first victory with a final score of 55-39.

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Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.