Thrall’s Addison Leschber scored 19 points and the Tigerettes forced 56 turnovers in a 63-17 rout of the Milano Lady Eagles Tuesday night.
The Tigerettes managed just three baskets in the opening period. Shelby Grisham hit a second-chance jumper and Kelly Copeland added a pair of fast-break layups that gave the Tigerettes a 6-2 lead after one.
Thrall picked up as the second quarter got underway. Shelby Grisham got things started with a jumper from the outside. A few seconds later Hope Martinez added to the lead with a 3-pointer from deep in the left corner and the Tigerettes led 11-2.
Thrall’s defense kept Milano on the ropes with a coast-to-coast layup by Grisham, and a Leschber layup after stealing a Milano inbounds pass. Leschber finished off the first half with a jumper with 22 seconds to play. Again, the Tigerettes limited Milano to just free throws as the Lady Eagles hit four of four shots from the charity stripe and Thrall held a 21-6 halftime advantage.
In the third quarter the Tigerettes began to pour it on. Leschber hit a jumper to open the quarter and added a 3-point play a minute later. She then picked up an assist stealing the ball and dishing off to McKenna Knapek under the basket for an easy two. Copeland followed with a 3-pointer that put the Tigerettes up 34-6 in the third.
The Tigerettes’ defense continued as the second half wore on. Bree Tretter scored on a fast-break layup following another steal and Chandra Reed added a put-back basket off a missed free throw. Grisham finished off the scoring for Thrall with another fast-break layup that gave the Tigerettes a 43-10 lead going into the fourth.
Thrall added another 20 points in the fourth quarter, mostly on fast breaks. Leschber and Tretter each hit four shots from the field and Tretter added a free throw, while Martinez hit her second 3-pointer of the game.
Leschber led all scorers with her 19 points followed by Tretter’s 13.
Thrall played host to Hearne on Friday and will travel to Thorndale on Tuesday