Lady Highlanders back on track
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Eureka Springs coach Jamie Green wondered how the Lady Highlanders would respond following a lopsided to loss to Western Grove.
She got her answer Friday night as Eureka Springs improved to 2-2 with a 40-38 win over Oark.
Abbey Moore led the Lady Highlanders with 17 points and eight rebounds and Samantha Mueller added nine points to help Eureka Springs even its record.
"We played very poor the first half and came back in the second half and really increased our physicality and effort," Green said. "Our senior twin towers, Abbey Moore and Haley Comstock, were a huge presence in the paint and on the boards. I am proud to see them finish a game under control."
Comstock finished with six points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Molly Montez added six points and Deidra Asmus chipped in with two points.
Eureka Springs led 13-12 after the initial period and trailed 24-21 at the half. Oark built a 32-28 advantage entering the final stanza but the Lady Highlanders outscored the Lady Hornets 12-6 in the final quarter to earn the win.
Eureka Springs plays at Lead Hill tonight and return home to play Lead Hill again on Thursday.