Lady Tigers basketball season ends with loss in district quarterfinals

Seniors Presley Probert, No. 13, and Sophie Shannon, No. 44, played their final career games for the Lady Tigers Saturday. David Hoover / CNO

JOPLIN, Mo. — A 19-3 run by the Ozark Tigers in the opening quarter proved to be too much for the Lady Tigers to overcome in the 40-21 loss during the Class 6 District 5 quarterfinal game Saturday.

Ozark used a barrage of three-pointers to build their lead early, with 15 of the 19 first-quarter points coming from behind the arc.

Junior Kianna Yates, who eclipsed the 1,000 career point milestone earlier in the season, led the Tigers with 12 points. Lauren Choate added 3 points while Maggie Boyd and Zye Clark finished with 2 points each. Seniors Presley Probert and Sophie Shanon, who played their final career game with the Tigers, had 1 point apiece.


The Lady Tigers ended the season with a record of 11-16.