Elkins win nice, but Lincoln loss hurts

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Lady Tiger Tara Mullen drove the lane during action earlier this season while teammate Kaitlin Powell watched her back. The Lady Tigers handled Elkins Thursday, but lost a nailbitter to Lincoln Saturday. David McNeal / CCN

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

Vs. ELKINS

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.

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