GF shows improvement at Yellville

Friday, February 2, 2018

The Green Forest Tigers gave up 81 points in Friday's loss at Yellville-Summit, but they scored 60 points, which is the most they have scored in a conference game all year.

"The kids played pretty good on the offensive side of the ball," Green Forest coach Donnie Smith said. "Their shots were falling, and of course that makes anybody play a little bit better."

The Panthers got out to a 19-9 lead and extended their lead to 41-28 at halftime. Smith said the Tigers had a difficult time playing with them defensively.

"We had a hard time matching up with their inside game," Smith said. "We didn't have the personnel to stop inside stuff, so when we compensated for that we gave up some outside shots. Other than that, we played better Friday night."

The Panthers led 56-38 going into the fourth quarter. As the Tigers begin to finish the season, Smith said he would just like his team to play a complete game.

"Win or lose, I want us to finish the game and play to the end," Smith said. "That's my goal is to make it through a game and not get down on them."

Rhett Powell finished the game with 23 points, while Billy Butler had 11 and Clayton Smith had nine.

The Green Forest Lady Tigers lost 57-40 on Friday at Yellville-Summit. The Lady Panthers led 17-12 at the end of the first quarter and took a 34-26 lead into halftime. Yellville-Summit led the Lady Tigers 46-34 going into the fourth quarter.

On Tuesday, Green Forest travels to Bergman. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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