Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rich Hill 1992 final Four Girls Basketball Team

Tonights blog is from the 1992 Missouri Final Four Basketball Championship Souvenir Program (Classes 1A- 2A)and the 1992 Rich Hill Year Book.

1991-92 Girls Basketball Team pictured from left to right; Back row: Assistant Coach Jerry Cornelius, Assistant Manager Carmen Wilson, Kim Diehl, Kim Tourtillott, Carrie Lyons, Manager Angie Wright, and Head Coach Sonny Smith; Middle row: Courtney Klinksick, Brendy Boyles, Tiffany Beshore, Whitney Steuck, Brandi Humble, and Chanda Wilson; Front row: Mendy Dale, Brandi Williams, Dana Black, Charity Covell, Kendra Fischer, and Melissa Brockman.

The Lady Tigers fought hard all season. They made quite a following of parents and fans. At the beginning the team was on a roll; they won twenty-three straight games defeating their opponents. The teams luck ran out against Drexel Bob­cats when they were defeated 53-57. One team member said "losing to Drexel released all the pressure and tension of winning all the time." The Rich Hill Lady Tigers got on a roll once more, taking District, Regional, and Sectional Tourna­ment for first place. Quarter Finals was the next step for this team; it was held March 7 at Warrensburg against Santa Fe. After a nail-biting four quarters the Tigers pulled out a win 64-62. After winning against Santa Fe, they were headed to the Final Four at MU in Columbia. The whole town came together to see their team off to victory. The Tigers however, knew they would have to play their best game of the year to win against their opponent, Scott County Central. It wasn't too long into the game that the Lady Tigers knew they had met their match. During the second half of the game Scott County Central gained a 30 point spread to win the game 88-58. Now their sights were set on winning third place. Saturday morning the Tigers played Wellington Napoleon. It was a close game, but the Tigers just couldn't turn on for a victory. The final game left the Tigers in fourth place. (That was bad. NOT!) The students, faculty, and community extend a warm and sincere thank you for a great season.

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