IAC GIRLS BASKETBALL: TIOGA DROPS SEASON FINALE AT DRYDEN, 54-34
(2024-02-12)Valley Sports Report
DRYDEN — Tioga ended the 2023-24 campaign with its best half of basketball of the season, but came up short in a 54-34 loss to Dryden here Monday night in IAC crossover girls basketball action.
Dryden raced out to a 15-3 lead at the end of the first eight minutes, then used an 8-1 spurt in the second quarter to take a 23-4 lead into the halftime intermission.
Sophomore Mia Hall’s first-quarter 3-pointer was Tioga’s only field goal of the first half, but the Tigers caught fire in the second half.
Sophomore RaeAnne Feeko drained a trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter, and junior Taliah Speer scored five points, including a 3-pointer in Tioga’s 16-point outburst. However, Dryden matched Tioga’s output and led 39-20 entering the final eight minutes.
Feeko added two more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and scored 10 points, and Hall added four points, including a trey as Tioga added 14 more points to the scoreboard. The Tigers again, however, were unable to add to the lead as Dryden matched their point total in the final stanza.
Feeko led the Tigers with a season-high 19 points, nine rebounds, and two blocked shots, while Hall had seven points, and three rebounds, and Speer added six points, and five boards.
Senior Kaitlyn Vasey-Hunt had five rebounds, two steals, and one blocked shot in her final game, and sophomore Emily Zwierlein hauled down five rebounds.
Tioga wraps up the season at 0-19.
IN PHOTO: Tioga’s RaeAnne Feeko. … VSR STOCK PHOTO.