The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers hosted the Dallas Center-Grimes Fillies for an anticipated non-conference rivalry game. The Fillies won the game 49-33 bumping up their record to 8-6.
The Fillies started out the game with the first possession and the first couple of hoops. Senior Hannah Wuebker made the first basket and was followed by teammate Jenna Borchers.
Delaney Bertman made the first field goal for the Tigers and the score was now 4-2, the Fillies still leading. Two fouls called against the Tigers followed their basket.
A third foul was called, but this time against the Fillies. Tatum Jorgensen had the foul called on her and Sydney Bertman went to the line. She made both of her free throws and the scoreboard was now 6-4.
A few possessions later and Mallory Vroegh puts up a three pointer for the Fillies. When the Fillies were playing defense the next possession, Vroegh followed up her basket with a foul. Luckily for the Fillies no free throws were given out this time.
The next foul called against the Fillies was not so lucky. Borchers fouled Sydney Bertman, who shot and made both of her free throws. The score was now 11-8 with the Fillies leading.
One more basket from and the Tigers had the rest of their points for the quarter. The Fillies, on the other hand, finished the quarter with two more field goals to finish the quarter at 15-10.
The second quarter started out with nothing but fouls for the Tigers. The first foul was from Sydney Bertman, no fouls were handed out to the Fillies. The next two fouls were called against Izzy LaFollette within the same possession.
The Fillies were the only ones racking up points this quarter and eventually the score read 18-10.
The last second before the half, a last second shot was made by Borchers putting the Fillies up by 16 points (28-12).
Borchers was the Fillies leading scorer of the game. She finished with 19 points from four field goals, one three pointer and eight free throws.
"I thought we shot the ball well in the first half, made our free throws, and took care of the ball," said Fillies' coach Adam Jones. "Our defense wasn't as strong as it usually is and we gave up too many offensive rebounds. We need to do a better job rebounding the ball if we want to be playing our best at the end of the year. "
The third quarter began with Cook making a three pointer for the Tigers. This shot only helped so much as it was followed with a field goal from Borchers on the other end of the court.
Sydney Bertman came back on the Tigers offense with a field goal of her own, still trying to close the gap a little.
Once on defense again, LaFollette had another fouled called against her. This time Borchers shot two free throws and made one. The scoreboard was now at 31-17.
A defensive foul on Vroegh was called, just for her to make a basket with the Fillies next possession.
Two more points for the Fillies just seemed to be followed by two points for the Tigers and the quarter progressed that way until the score read 35-21 with the Fillies keeping the lead.
The last field goal of the quarter was another buzzer beater. Cook was the one to end the quarter with two more points for the Tigers, putting the Fillies 12 points ahead (35-23).
Just as Cook ended the third quarter she began the fourth with another field goal.
Unfortunately, three fouls in a row were called against the Tigers. The first was against Rachel Hardy, this foul allowed Borchers to make two free throws. The second was also against Hardy and the third was by Sydney Canney. Canney's foul also allowed Borchers two more free throws. Soon the scoreboard was reading 39-25.
After a few more free throws and a few more field goals, the Tigers had gained five points and while the Fillies added six. The score was now at 45-30.
The game ended with Fillies Jordan Cunningham scoring a field goal, which was followed by a basket from Brooke Kramer. The last hoop of the game was for the Tigers. A three pointer was shot by Melody VeWoert and the game 49-33.
"It's always great to get a win," said Jones. "We had to deal with some adversity having sickness, foul trouble and a first quarter injury. It is nice to be able to have players take advantage of their opportunity and step up and do the things necessary to win when we aren't at full strength."
The Fillies won the rivalry game 49-33 and their next game will be on Friday, Jan. 20 against Norwalk at 6:00 p.m..
The Tigers next game will also be on Friday. They will play at Ballard at 6:00 p.m.