Tonight the Lady Tigers became 2019-2020 district champs by pulling off a great win against Lake Minneola Hawks with a final score of 49-42. The last district championship was won in 2017. Jones Tigers jumped out with a great start to take a 6-1 lead in the first quarter.
“And1” White lead the charge with a double double holding 10 points and 10 steals, this will be her 5th double double of the season. Her aggressiveness on defense created turnovers which led to quick buckets for the Lady Tigers in the first quarter. During moments where the game was cut close her leadership, energy, and positive attitude led the team to a 10-6 first quarter final.
Takiyah “Shy Guy” Alston does what she always does contributing big for the underclassmen with 10 points, 6 steals, 6 assists. “Shy Guy is always amazing to watch as a coach”, stated Coach Jacobs. IMG_0482 IMG_0481The offense surrounds around her. She knows when to speed the game up or slow it down. As well as what to call during tight moments. IMG_0481Many coaches have their favorites to watch and just so happens she is Coach Ree favorite player to watch. Her IQ and love of the game causes people to draw attention to her and plug in.
Alanta Partee dominated the boards as usual approaching her sixth double double of the season. She used all her fundamentals to take advantage of lake minneola undersized post players. Alanta already has a state ring from Jones High 2017 State Championship team. Partee is the only player on this team that have been to state in any sport.
The X factor was dual sport athlete Renada “Scooby” Schofield dominating the boards with 10 rebounds 5 blocks. Scooby speed , size, vertical leap and athleticism was too much for lake minneola Renada “Scooby” Schofield played last year for Jones High School.
Cosianna “Noodles” Williams also came in and contributed with 4 points 3 assist 4 rebound. Cosianna “Noodles” Williams will return next as a starter . All her minutes now is preparing her for her 2021 senior. She is embracing her role as a small forward/ wing guard.
The Lady Tigers defeated Lake Minneola to become the 2019-2020 5A District Champions. We will be competing in the Region tournament on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7pm at Jones High School Gym.