Basketball: Tyler Lee girls top Trimble Tech for third at Baytown Lee tournament

Published on Saturday, 11 November 2017 15:31 - Written by

BAYTOWN - Tyler Lee sophomore Aaliyah Morgan delivered a double-double Saturday afternoon to lead the Lady Raiders past Fort Worth Trimble Tech, 56-40, in the Third-Place Game of the Baytown Gander Tip-off Tournament.

Lee (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season Friday in the tournament’s semifinals against perennial power DeSoto.

The Lady Raiders bounced back to take down Trimble Tech, ranked No. 23 in Class 5A.

“It was a great deal for us to go down there and face some (great competition),” Lee coach Ross Barber said. “To play two of the better teams in the state (in consecutive days) and be able to come away with a win against one of them shows (what we’re made of).

“I thought the girls played great and this is good for our confidence going forward.”

In the loss to DeSoto, the Lady Raiders were tied 19-19 at halftime before a sluggish third quarter forced Lee to have to foul in the fourth to try and catch up. DeSoto made its free throws to deny Lee, 44-35.

Morgan and the Lady Raiders took over early Saturday against Trimble Tech. Morgan finished with 21 points and double-digit rebounds as Lee lead 18-9 after the first quarter and 35-17 at halftime.

Lee will play its home opener on Tuesday against Hallsville. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Varsity Gymnasium.

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Baytown Gander Tip-Off Tournament

Third-Place Game

Tyler Lee 56,

No. 23 Fort Worth Trimble Tech 40

Trimble Tech 9 8 13 10 - 40

Lee 18 17 4 17 - 56

TRIMBLE TECH-Crawford, 2; Johnson, 4; Williams, 2; Hollie, 9; Lamb, 9; Rogers, 8; McDowell, 6.

TYLER LEE-Haylee Jackson, 2; Tyreesha Blaylock, 3; Ja’Neice Ibeto, 5; Miracle Daniel, 1; Ja’Kayla Bowie, 13; Aaliyah Morgan, 21; Hannah Haynes, 5; A’Sharia Williams, 1; Alyssia Thorne, 5.

THREE POINT GOALS-TT: Hollie, Lamb. LEE: Ibeto, Bowie, Haynes.

RECORDS-Tyler Lee 4-1; Trimble Tech 2-2.

NEXT UP-Hallsville at Lee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Semifinals

DeSoto 44, Tyler Lee 35

Lee 10 9 7 9 - 35

DeSoto 11 8 13 12 - 44

TYLER LEE-Blaylock, 3; Bowie, 10; Morgan, 8; Haynes, 4; Thorne, 8.

DESOTO-Woods, 9; Patterson, 10; J. White, 6; Collins, 2; Hines, 2; Thompson, 8; K. White, 7.

THREE POINT GOALS-LEE: Bowie (2), Haynes. DES: Woods, Thompson, K. White

RECORDS-Tyler Lee 3-1; DeSoto 4-0

NEXT UP-Team 1 at Team 4, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Team 2 at Team 3, 7 p.m. Tuesday.