Tigers drop make-up games with Gentry
In spite of a winter snowfall sweeping in from Oklahoma, the Green Forest Tiger basketball teams went ahead to Gentry on Tuesday night for three make-up games.
The junior high girls started the night off right with a 36-23 win, giving them a 7-1 overall record, 3-0 in 1AAA play, but both senior teams took losses. The Lady Tigers fell 60-43, and the senior boys lost 60-41.
TIGERS VS GENTRY
Tuesday, Dec. 21
Junior High Girls
Amelia Villines led the team with 11 points as she continued her aggressive inside play, also hitting 3 of 4 free throws. Emily Campbell added six points, as did Kamarra Hoppe, who hit 4 of 4 at the line.
Green Forest used their speed to press and steal balls, with Kelsey Powell netting 5, Ashley Parton 4, and Lakyn James and Allyson Goodman scoring 2 each.
Senior High Girls
6-21, 20-34, 27-47, 43-60
Gentry's Lori Garside scored 11 of her 19 points in the first quarter as the Lady Pioneers (9-4, 5-1) roared away to a fast start.
Coach Jim Goins' Lady Tigers (1-9, 0-4) answered in the second period as they outscored Gentry by one, 14-13, but a cold third quarter put the game out of reach, in spite of Green Forest's pressure earning them six turnovers that period.
Lady Tiger Phylicia Shelton hit two 3-point shots in the fourth quarter and netted 7 for the night, with Courtney Ruff chipping in 10, a team high.
Scoring- GF- Ruff- 10; Shelton- 7 2 3s; Danielle Villines- 6; 5's- Tori Allen, Kayla Grigg; LaRae Jones- 4; 2's- Kim Watson, Danielle Camper, Kasey Barinsky. GN- Garside- 19; McReynolds 13; Langley- 12.
Senior High Boys
11-22, 18- 42, 26-52, 41-60
Gentry's 6-6 post man Justin Smith started the game off with a dunk, but the Tigers hit their first shots to take a 7-4 lead before Smith got going again.
The Tigers didn't have an answer for Smith as he scored 14 points in the first quarter, finishing with six as the Pioneers rolled to a 10-2, 5-1 record.
Green Forest (0-9, 0-4) got caught up in a faster pace than they needed to play and trailed 42-18 at halftime. They also lost the free throw contest the first half, going 2 of 6 while Gentry was 11 of 13.
Ever-hustling Josh Dudley led the Tigers in scoring with 13, getting 8 in the second half, and hitting 4 of 4 at the line. Adam Plagge chipped in 8, Cody DeMeyer 6, Zack Sutton and Kyle Kleffman 4 each, and C.J. Matthews and Brett Conner 2 each.