Farrar pleased with Lady Tigers' effort in loss

Friday, November 16, 2018
Green Forest senior Ashley Farrar, who is averaging 25 points a game this season, was scheduled to sign with Henderson State on Friday morning.
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By Scott Loftis

CarrollCountyNews@cox-internet.com

The Green Forest Lady Tigers lost by eight points on the road at Elkins on Tuesday, falling 38-30.

But Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar said the score didn’t reflect the way his team played.

“It’s probably the best game we’ve played this year,” Farrar said. “We just couldn’t make a shot.”

The Lady Tigers made just 10 of 51 shots from the floor, including one three-pointer in 21 attempts. Still, Green Forest trailed by just one point at halftime and Farrar said it was a one-point game in the fourth quarter before Elkins made a late three-pointer. Green Forest missed a shot on its next possession and Elkins scored again for a six-point lead.

“It was a really, really tight game,” Farrar said.

Green Forest has won just one of its first four games, but Farrar said his team his played well.

“We’ve played one bad game,” he said. “The kids want to win and I think we can win. We want to play our best basketball in February, not November.”

Ashley Farrar, who was scheduled to sign a letter of intent with Henderson State on Friday, scored 18 points to lead Green Forest against Elkins. Farrar has averaged 25 points and 8.8 rebounds a game this season.

Sophomore Maddie Youngblood added seven points for Green Forest, which will host Deer on Friday before taking an 11-day break for Thanksgiving.

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