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Girls win Bayard's first MAC championship

By Kristin Clause

Photo by Kim Kildow


    For the win the Tigers played at home against the Wildcats with a final score of 50 to 29. Senior, Shaley Peterson says, “From the begging of the season we’ve been focused on discipline and control and we have done a lot better about keeping our emotions in check and focusing on the task at hand.” A junior, Kylie Stuart, was Bayard’s top player on January 16th. Grace Burry and Liz Marker had a total of 5 two pointers with Stuart following with 4 two-pointers. At the line, Stuart made 5 free-throws. Stuart had 9 offensive rebounds and 3 defensive rebounds.Peterson had 5 steals in Tuesday night game.

       The Bayard Tigers advance to the semi-finals in the M.A.C. tournament playing in Bridgeport against the Leyton Warriors. Peterson states, “I see next year’s team being very successful. The junior class is very strong in their leadership and Nesbitt is an incredible coach who is building a great team year to year.” The Tigers sweep away the Warriors with a score of 52-22! The leading scorer for the Bayard Tigers was Kylie Stuart with a total of 11 points. Stuart had 2 total three-pointers for the Tigers. Kildow comes out on top with a total of 4 two-pointers putting 8 points on the scoreboard for the tigers. Peterson attempts 4 shots at the free-throw line and makes all 4 shots! Peterson had a total of 2 offensive rebounds and 5 defensive rebounds coming out on top with 7 total rebounds. Whitebear had four steals for the game.

            The Tigers advance to the championship round in the M.A.C. tournament. Bayard played Potter-Dix for the gold. The Tigers swept away the competition with a total score of 38-26. The top scorer for the Tigers was Liz Marker with 14 points on the scoreboard. Lake had a total of 2 three-pointers being the leading three-point scorer for the game on Saturday. Liz Marker led in two-pointers having 4 and free-throws also having 4. Marker also had 7 total rebounds, 3 offensive and 4 defensive rebounds. Whitebear and Sauer were leading in steals with 4 steals each. The Tigers won the M.A.C. championship breaking Potter-Dix’s M.A.C. winning streak.