Lady Tigers basketball season ends with loss in district quarterfinals

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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.

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