Elkins win nice, but Lincoln loss hurts
GREEN FOREST -- Thursday was a good day for the Lady Tiger basketball team as they upped their season record to 18-3, 4-1 with a 59-28 win over Elkins while the senior boys were taking a 25-72 loss.
But Saturday both senior Tiger teams went home with a loss from a makeup day at Lincoln. The girls lost a close one 33-35, with the boys falling 21-59.
THURSDAY, JAN. 27
The senior girls won behind 23 points from Kara Heads. The senior boys got 12 points from Josiah Mullins to lead their scoring.
Senior High Girls
10-14, 23-17, 44-23, 59-28
"We didn't play a lick of defense the first quarter," Coach Farrar said. "We had a little chat and played better defense, hit some shots. In the third quarter we made five threes, 10 for the game.
"Kara had a big night, was aggressive and made shots. She had eight in the third quarter. Kaleigh Evans played really well the second half, and everybody got after it," Farrar said.
Scoring- GF- Heads- 23, 5 3s, 6/8 Fts; Nikki Mullen- 12, 2 3s; Kaitlin Powell- 7, 1 3s; Kodee Powell- 6, 2 3s; Tara Mullen- 5; Evans- 4; Lindsey Savage- 2. ELK-Taylor fennell- 16.
Senior High Boys-
3-26, 15-47, 21-66, 25-72
Coaches said the team had too many turnovers that led to easy layups for Elkins, but that the Tigers' halfcourt defense, as a whole, wasn't awful and that the team was getting better.
Josiah Mullins scored 12 points, with coaches saying, "He's been a workhorse for us all season. He gives everything he's got, all the time. He probably averages 12 points and 8 rebounds a game."
Scoring- GF- Mullins- 12; Jagger Wilson- 7; Jose Herrera- 3; Wesley Kilbourn- 2; Daniel Varner- 1. ELK- 12's- Daniels, Blackburn.
SATURDAY, JAN 29
Senior High Girls
9-13, 17-19, 23-25, 33-35
"The biggest lead in the game by anyone was four points," Coach Farrar said. "It was a really tough defensive game where neither team could score easily. Lincoln's size difference was enormous, but we only made 8 of 22 free throws for the game, 4 of 11 in the fourth quarter."
The team was 18-4, 4-2 after the loss.
Scoring- GF- 7's- Heads, N. Mullen, Kodee Powell; T. Mullen- 5; 3's- Kaleigh Evans, Lindsey Savage. LN- Haley Summers- 15.
Senior High Boys
0-10, 13-30, 20-50, 21-59
"Lincoln was fast and big," assistant coach Drew Ray said. "Their 6-5 guy, Leming, scored 25 points and they had another who was 6-6. They were really tall and contested out shots. We played great defense the first half, but turnovers led to transition baskets for them."
Scoring- GF- Jagger Wilson- 6; Cole Newberry- 5; 4's- J.Mullin, Kilbourn; Kolby Burnett- 2.