Lady Highlanders hit hard in 4-2A West outing

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Lady Highlanders fell to 4-20 overall and 1-8 in 4-2A West action with a 54-17 loss to Magazine on Thursday.

Haley Comstock led Eureka Springs with seven points and 12 rebounds, continuing her dominating senior season in the paint.

"Haley has risen to the occasion," Eureka Springs coach Jamie Green said. "If she could finish around the glass more it would open up our guard play. And we have to hit shots from the perimeter. When we aren't hitting from outside we are in trouble. Our guards have to take pressure off Haley down low on the boards. It can't just be her."

It will be just her as senior teammate Abby Moore has left the program to move to Oklahoma. Moore played her final game at Highlander Arena last Friday night at homecoming.

Though the Highlanders continue to suffer lopsided losses, Green is pleased with the progress of the program.

"I thought our kids got better and did a lot of good things," Green said. "It doesn't show on the scoreboard. But we are improving every game."

Magazine led 12-5 after the first period and 28-11 at the half before outscoring the Lady Highlanders 14-6 in the third frame and 12-0 in the fourth. Green said the Lady Highlanders ran out of gas down the stretch.

"Their size killed us," she said. "We couldn't stop their size. It was the best first quarter we played all year long. But our bodies are dead. We had three days off and I hope it helps them recover."

Corrina Green and Deidra Asmus added three points each while Taylor Little finished with two.

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