DAYVILLE Inching their way toward districts, the Dayville/Monument Tiger girls split games last week with a 35-31 loss to Adrian and a 60-53 victory over Ukiah.
Coming off a two-game winning streak, the Tigers rotated players through various positions in their win against Ukiah.
Fueled by 15 points from Mary Yankee and good team rebounding, the Tigers wereable to jump to an early lead and gain from top-of-the-key shots.
Although the Tigers controlled the boards and outrebounded Ukiah, they struggled with Ukiahs fast break.
Jaime Waltenburg and Brianne Maisel saw their first action of the season and turned in good performances on both ends,
said head coach Jay Kenyon.
The Tigers outscored Ukiah in the first, third and fourth quarters to claim the win.
Yankee 15 points, Cheyenne Perkins 12, Treiquella Osborne 9, Waltenburg 4, Maisel 4, Flower 2.
The Tigers Feb. 2 loss to Adrian came in a close-scoring game.
The Tigers saw hot shooting from Osborne, who found the bottom of the net for 14 points.
It was a competitive game from the start, said head coach Jay Kenyon.
Early foul trouble and turnovers were pivotal for the Tigers, as Adrian racked up a slough of unanswered points.
The Tigers led 20-17 at the half as they worked the ball down low for higher percentage shots.
Unable to convert, the Tigers had a 4-point deficit as the final buzzer sounded.
Having played just four league games, the Tigers are 3-1 and ranked third in league, with their final two league games coming up. They travel to face Prairie City at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and host Spray in Dayville at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.