Big game caps big day for Green Forest's Farrar

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
With her parents — dad Kyle and mom Amanda — beside her and her siblings and teammates surrounding her, Green Forest senior Ashley Farrar signs a letter of intent on Friday to play college basketball at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. That night, Farrar scored 37 points to lead the Lady Tigers to an overtime victory over Deer.. Through five games, she is averaging 27.4 points a game.
David Bell / Carroll County News

Green Forest senior Ashley Farrar had a pretty decent day last Friday.

For starters, Farrar signed a national letter of intent Friday morniing to play college basketball next season at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

A few hours later, Farrar showed off the skills that earned her a college scholarship, scoring 37 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Tigers to a 57-55 overtime victory over Deer.

Farrar, who is averaging 27.4 points a game for the Lady Tigers (2-3), scored four points in the first half. But she poured in 33 after halftime, including 25 in the fourth quarter and overtime.

“She did take over,” said Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar, Ashley’s father.

After regulation ended with the score tied at 52, Deer scored the first three points of overtime. But Farrar scored two consecutive baskets to give the Lady Tigers a 56-55 lead. Then, after Green Forest came up with its 13th steal of the game, Farrar was fouled and made the first of two free throws for the final point of the game.

“It was exciting,” Kyle Farrar said. “I give all the credit to Deer. They really played well.”

Although Ashley Farrar was the only Green Forest player who scored in double figures, Kyle Farrar said the entire team played well.

“All the kids made some defensive plays,” he said. “There were a lot of big plays.”

Senior guard Daisy Padilla had eight steals for the Lady Tigers.

Green Forest will take some time off for Thanksgiving before facing Lead Hill on Monday in the Border Classic tournament at Omaha.

BOYS

Deer 67, Green Forest 42

Green Forest senior guard Rhett Powell scored 22 points as the Tigers lost to Deer. The Antlers outscored the Tigers 24-8 in the second quarter and led 41-20 at halftime.

Green Forest (0-2) will play Monday in the first round of the Border Classic tournament at Omaha.

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