The Dayville/Monument Tiger girls basketball team fell 57-29 to the Jordan Valley Mustangs in Friday night's District 8 tournament matchup.

The Tigers will now face the Adrian Antelopes at 11 a.m. Saturday, playing for third-place, to qualify for the state playoffs.

Jordan Valley was there for the rebounds in the first half and able to score on the turnovers giving the Mustangs a 27-11 lead at halftime.

In the third, Dayville/Monument turned up the heat with defense, and Kyla Emerson landed two 3-point shots in the first 2 1/2 minutes but then fouled out a short time later.

Emerson was still the top-scoring player for the Tigers, earning 8 points in the game, followed by Denali Twehues with 7, Faythe Schafer and Aubrey Bowlus with 5 each and Courtney Nichols with 4.

"They played hard," head coach Taylor Schmadeka said of his team.

He said Adrian caused a lot of fouls, but his team fought hard to the end.

"I was very proud of them," he said. "We have a game tomorrow, and we've got to flush this loss and regroup and prepare for tomorrow."

Jordan Valley's Taylor Warn was named player of the game, and Mustang Regann Skinner had a game high of 23 points. Jordan Valley was led by head coach Kelsy Skinner.

Dayville/Monument stats

Kyla Emerson: 8 points (two 3-pointers)

Denali Twehues: 7 (one 3-pointer, 4-5 free throws)

Faythe Schafer: 5 (2-2 free throws)

Aubrey Bowlus: 5 (1-2 free throws)

Courtney Nichols: 4

Angel Carpenter is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. She can be contacted at angel@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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