Lady Bobcats overpower Green Forest
GREEN FOREST -- The Berryville Lady Bobcats and the Green Forest Lady Tigers are going in two different directions and that showed Friday night when the Lady Bobcats beat Green Forest, 61-17.
"When you are as young as we are, you have to take every opportunity to learn," Berryville coach Daniel Cornelison said. "We put some kids in some different spots tonight to see how they responded. I was pretty pleased with it."
The Lady Bobcats led 18-8 after the first quarter and Ally Teague had 10 of those first-quarter points. Three-pointers by Teague, Jeanessa Smith and Baylea Smith extended the Lady Bobcat lead to 37-8 by halftime.
"We gotta be able to make threes for us to be successful," Cornelison said. "That will open up the paint area for our bigs. That is something we have been working on very hard and hopefully that hard work will pay off."
Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar said the Lady Tigers are working hard, but turnovers continue to plague his team.
"They have good attitudes and are working hard," Farrar said. "Just when one person turns the ball over, we can't stop."
Conference play for the Lady Bobcats starts Tuesday at Shiloh Christian. Junior high action starts at 4 p.m.
"It's important to get off to a good start," Cornelison said. "Hopefully we can play well Tuesday night and get a win and go to Gentry Friday night and hopefully look to respond from a defeat earlier in the year from them. It would be nice to get one when it counts."
Teague scored 25 points for Berryville while Aspen Smith had 11 and Kelcee Hopper and Hannah Morrell each had six.
The Lady Tigers travel to Cotter on Friday. Junior high action starts at 5:30 p.m.
Green Forest's Payton Youngblood scored six while Katie Byers had four and Michelle Perez had three.