Lady Tigers continue to improve as team continues to get healthy

Friday, February 1, 2013
Zara Leivan attempts to penetrate the lane against Greenland. (Trevor Tegley / CCN Contributing Photographer)

GREENLAND -- Following Tuesday's 48-36 loss to Greenland, Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar said he saw things starting to click for the Lady Tigers.

Green Forest was plagued by the injury bug during the middle part of the season, sending the Lady Tigers spiraling downward in 1-3A Conference standings. But Farrar continued to look past that, knowing his talented squad was getting healthier -- and better.

"The fourth quarter of this game was indicative of where we want to be," Farrar said. "We didn't play very good defense in the first half. But I saw signs of what I have been wanting to see."

Greenland vaulted to a 30-16 lead in the first half before both teams struggled in the third. Green Forest outscored the Lady Pirates 15-10 in the closing stanza.

"We didn't make any shots in the third," Farrar said. "We got it to 44-36 with a little over a minute left. I don't think we had enough time to come all the way back. But we start doing the things we wanted to do the entire game."

Kaitlin Powell led Green Forest (13-10, 1-6) with 15 points. Anna Blach followed with seven, Payton Watson added six, Kodee Powell had four and Keylen Bell and Kenley Williams had two each.

The Lady Tigers take today off before returning to Fred Grim Gym for their regular-season finale against Cedarville. Farrar was ejected from Green Forest's 55-40 loss at Cedarville on Jan. 11.

The Lady Tigers will begin post-season play against the same Cedarville team in the 1-3A District Tournament on Feb. 11.

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