Saltillo found out on short notice who their opponent at the Robertson’s Sportswear Challenge would be. They would draw the 3x defending state champion Pine Grove Lady Panthers.
Facing a halftime deficit in a big game against a quality opponent isn’t where you want to be.
Luckily for the Lady Tigers, Mya Bobo said “I’ve got this.”
The junior post player made a bucket and got fouled with 14 seconds to play to give Saltillo a big 38-37 win.
The win was a high point thus far for a Saltillo team that has been close in other games this year, including losing to #1 2A team New Site earlier this season.
“It was a big win. We think we can play with anyone and we are glad we got to take on a quality opponent late in the season to prepare us for the postseason,” head coach Titus Goree said.
Saltillo trailed 24-18 at halftime but they relied on their defense throughout the game to come away with the win.
Saltillo held the Lady Panthers to just 4 points in the third quarter while they went on a 12-0 run that included a pair of steals and bucket from Janiah Hinton.
After the Bobo basket, the Saltillo defense stepped up again, stopping a Loren Elliott drive on the final play to secure the win.
Bobo led with 14 points.
The win moved the Lady Tigers to 13-10 on the year. They are back in action in a key district game Tuesday against Lafayette.