Green Forest boys and girls swept by Greenland's offensive attack

Friday, February 3, 2012
Green Forest Tigers' Nikki Mullen drains a late three during Tuesday's loss to Greenland. It was the only perimeter shot the Tigers made in the game.

GREEN FOREST -- The Green Forest Lady Tigers (19-5, 5-3) have been virtually unstoppable at home this season, however, all that changed on Tuesday night, as they were defeated, 57-47, by Greenland.

The Tigers fell behind in the first half by eight points and their only lead of the game came at the end of the opening quarter, as they were up by three points.

The loss marks the second defeat of the season to Greenland.

Much credit goes to the Pirates coaching staff and their solid game plan.

The Pirates came out and took away the perimeter, limiting the Tigers to only one three pointer in the game.

The perimeter has been a constant for the Tigers for much of the season.

The Pirates came out in the third quarter attacking the Tigers' defense, as they were able to outscore the Tigers by seven points.

Nikki Mullen -- 28 points; Tara Mullen -- 10; Kodee Powell -- four; Kaitlin Powell -- three; Lindsey Savage -- two.

In the boys' game, the Tigers had arguably their best overall game of the season, but were unable to close out the fourth quarter, as they were defeated, 39-26.

"We just slowed the game down a bit, which frustrated them," head coach Drew Ray said. "We had a good plan going in but their defensive switch really got us on our heels. We still continued to attack them on the inside."

The Tigers went into halftime with a one point lead, however, the fourth quarter pressure of the Pirates would seal the game for the visitor.

Josiah Mullins -- 14; Kolby Burnett -- five; Cole Newberry -- four; Daulton Coffey -- two; Jordyn Mullins-- one.

The Tigers wrap up their season on Feb. 7 when they travel to Cedarville.

The senior high district tournament is scheduled for Feb. 13-18 and the junior high is scheduled for Feb. 6-11.

Seedings have yet to be established.

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