Lady Tigers continue struggles with 1-3A Conference loss to Cedarville

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Anna Blach drives the lane against Cedarville. (Trevor Tegley /

GREEN FOREST -- Kyle Farrar has had his ups and downs as head coach of the Green Forest girl's basketball program.

This season has had plenty of downs, including Friday night's 64-28 loss to Cedarville at Fred Grim Gym.

Farrar said this year's struggles were attributed to negligence in the ball-handling department.

"We can't get consistency because we turn the ball over," he said. "It's the cause of every problem we have. Handling the ball against pressure is our downfall. It's what we've struggled with all year long. It's the single biggest issue."

The Lady Pirates led 15-6 after the opening stanza and 36-11 at the half as the Lady Tigers were unable to run a half-court set with any efficiency due to the turnovers.

"All we can do is continue to play and try to fix mistakes," Farrar said. "It's one day at a time. There is no magic pill. It comes down to being able to handle the ball."

The Lady Tigers were also hampered by foul trouble, sending Cedarville to the charity stripe 30 times in the first half.

Anna Blach led the Lady Tigers with 10 points while Keylen Bell and Zara Leivan added four each.

"We are going to keep fighting until we don't have another game to play," Farrar said. "They are scratching and clawing and doing everything they can to improve."

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