Short-handed Tigers whipped at West Fork
WEST FORK -- Green Forest came up short on the scoreboard after being short-handed on the bench Tuesday night, dropping a 67-31 decision at West Fork on Tuesday.
The Tigers fell to 4-18 overall and 0-5 in 1-3A Conference with the loss.
Two of Green Forest's leading ball handlers were relegated to the bench for the affair as Treyton Anderson is nursing a sore ankle while Jordyn Mullins was out on a coaches decision.
Both will be game-time decisions tonight at home against Elkins.
"It had a big impact on the game (against West Fork)," Green Forest coach Brandon Stone said. "We had a hard time handling the ball against their press with our best ball handlers not in the game."
The Tigers also missed 14 shots in the paint as Clayton Watson and Daulton Coffey combined for 21 of Green Forest's 31 total points.
"Clayton scored all his points in the third," Stone said. "They left Daulton open along the baseline and he had a good night shooting from the field. I'm glad he stepped up. If we can get both of them scoring it will be hard to guard us."
Stone noted the Tigers limited West Fork's Josh Ferrell to 11 points, well below his season average of 20 and less than half of the 23 he poured in last time the two teams met.
"We did that by forcing him to take bad shots," Stone said. "We definitely did a better job defensively against him."
Stone added that Ferrell was a major factor in Green Forest's inability to score inside.
"We missed so many shots in the paint," he said. "We are not taking it quick enough to the rim and we had several shots blocked."