Sherrard stops Wethersfield, 58-45

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Sherrard Tigers beat the Wethersfield Lady Geese, 59-45 on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2008. The Geese hung with the Tigers in the first half before the Tigers put them away in the third quarter.

Three pointers from Kelly Hornick and Lauren Herkes got the Tigers going in the first quarter but Shelbie Pettie, Ashlee Mathews and Taran Shaffer also helped Sherrard post a 14-10 lead on the Lady Geese.

Wethersfield bounced back in the second period and outscored Sherrard 17-14. Shelby Steger got it going for the Geese scoring 11 points in the period. Herkes helped Sherrard keep pace scoring nine of her team-high 16 points in the second period.

The Tigers led 28-27 at the half.

The Tigers defense limited Wethersfield to nine points in the third quarter while Sherrard's Pettie, Kelly Adams and Mathews each scored four points apiece. Sherrard led 45-36 when the fourth quarter began.

Shelby Steger, who scored 16 points for Wethersfield in the first half, was limited to only four second half points and the Tigers cruised to victory.

Pettie added six points in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers keep pace.

Scoring for the Tigers in the contest were: Herkes, 16; Hornick, 13; Petie, 12; Adams and Mathews, 6; Carolyn Heiar, four and Shaffer, two.