Lady Jacks come up short in heartbreaker against Hamburg

Warren, Arkansas – A close contest between the Warren Lady Jacks and the Hamburg Lady Lions was decided in the closing seconds as Warren came up just short by the final of 42-40 at home February 1, 2022.

By Rob Reep

The Warren women struggled early in the first finding points. The cold spell was given a bit of a reprieve as seniors Tyairean Bass and Keller Bigham combined for two baskets from the field in the first. The Jacks would play solid defense however and take a 9-7 lead into the second period.

The two teams battled in the second quarter, with Warren outscoring Hamburg 12-11. Tessa Andrus contributed two threes to help extend the lead by one. Warren led 21-18 at the half.

The cold spell from the first returned to haunt Warren in the third. Bigham was the only Jack to record points in the third period, with six.

A valiant effort was put forth in the final quarter to secure a comeback. Hamburg led by just three with a few seconds remaining, but a buzzer three was no good. Warren fell by the final of 42-40.

The Lady Jacks are now 1-5 in the 8-4A with just a couple of weeks to go. Their overall record is 6-11.

Keller Bigham(13) posted 25 points against Hamburg Tuesday evening.

Although Warren came up short, Keller Bigham recorded her sixteenth game of the season scoring double digits. She had a superb night, knocking in 25 points, including two big threes in the fourth that helped work Warren back into the game. Bigham was perfect from the line as well, going seven for seven.

Tessa Andrus scored seven for Warren.

Tyairean Bass was credited with six points.

Mylesha Yao scored two.

The Lady Jacks are in the midst of a tough portion of the schedule due to a few rescheduled games from COVID postponements a few weeks ago. They hit the road again Wednesday, February 2 to take on Watson Chapel.

Keller Bigham(13) goes above a Lady Lion defender for two points during the third quarter Tuesday.
Tessa Andrus(10) helps set up a press against the Lady Lions of Hamburg.
Mahiya Payne(4) brings the ball down the court on a breakaway.
Warren Cheerleader Sarah Forrest pulls off a tumble during a first half break of Warren’s Lady Jacks vs. Hamburg.
Warren Cheerleader Sarah Forrest waves to the crowd after completing a tumble during Warren’s Lady Jack game vs. Hamburg.

Top photo: Tessa Andrus(10) goes up for a tough shot in the paint against Hamburg.

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