Lady Tigers improve throughout tournament
GREEN FOREST -- After a disappointing performance in the second round of the Queens of the Court basketball tournament against Gentry, Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar wanted to see improvement in Thursday's game against St. Joe.
The Lady Tigers lost 65-47, but Farrar said he saw the improvement he was looking for.
"I told the girls at the start of the week, I wasn't concerned about the scoreboard for the week, I was concerned about getting ready for Tuesday's game against Yellville-Summit," Farrar said.
The Lady Tigers fell behind 16-7 at the end of the first quarter, but eight points by Kelby Harness to start the second quarter helped close the gap to 23-19 midway through the second quarter. Wendy Zamora's three-pointer to end the half kept Green Forest within single digits, 32-23, at halftime.
"We would make a bucket here or there to close the gap, but we wouldn't take care of our defensive responsibilities and that led to St. Joe points," Farrar said.
Payton Youngblood opened the second half with a three-pointer to cut the lead to six, but after that basket the Lady Wildcats went on a 21-10 run, extending the lead to 53-36 at the end of the quarter.
Green Forest has its first conference game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosting Yellville-Summit.