Head coach Jarrod Haines is pictured with children Libby and Ezra and members of the McClain Lady Tigers team. (Photos courtesy of Mike Stone)
Head coach Jarrod Haines is pictured with children Libby and Ezra and members of the McClain Lady Tigers team. (Photos courtesy of Mike Stone)
Going on the road is never an easy way to start a season, but the McClain Lady Tigers not only gained a 57-40 victory in their 2020-21 season opener at Greeneview, but in the process they helped their head coach Jarrod Haines earn his 100th career win as head coach.

Starting his eighth season at McClain, Haines has earned all 100 wins with the Lady Tigers, and on Saturday night in Jamestown McClain got off to a very strong start with a 19-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

McClain had 10 of those 19 points off baskets from Bri Weller in that first frame, while Payton Pryor, Iva Easter, Josie Crabtree and Kyla Burchett each made a two-point basket. Also in the first frame, Jaelyn Pitzer sank a free throw.

Then came a 15-7 second frame also in favor of the visiting Lady Tigers, with Emma Stegbauer sinking a 3-pointer. Also in the quarter, Easter made two two-point baskets, while Evelyn Vanzant, Pryor and Burchett each made one basket in the quarter for a halftime advantage of 34-17.

McClain added 16 more points in the third, and Greeneview battled to score 12 points in the third frame. For McClain in the third quarter, they had two points from Stegbauer, four points from Easter, four points by Pryor and six points off three buckets from Weller.

With the victory well in hand, MHS had 11 players play in the final frame, with McClain scoring seven points. Crabtree scored a two-point basket, Lily Barnes sank a basket and a 3-pointer was made by Stegbauer. Greeneview scored 11 points in the third quarter.

Weller led all scorers with 18 points in the win, as she totaled eight two-point baskets and two free throws.

Easter finished with 10 total points for MHS, and next was Stegbauer with eight points.

Also final scoring for the Lady Tigers included Pryor with eight points, Crabtree with four points, Burchett with four points, Vanzant with two points, Barnes with two points and Pitzer with one point.

Greeneview was led by Ellie Snyder with 14 points. She made four two-point field goals, along with six free throws made in six attempts.

For the game, McClain totaled 22 two-point baskets, two 3-pointers and they were 7-of-16 from the free-throw line.

Next for McClain (1-0) is an away game on Monday, Nov. 23 at Unioto High School against the Unioto Lady Shermans.