Tigers can't defend home court

Friday, December 18, 2009
Green Forest's Carley Arnold drove past a Kingston Lady Yellowjacket during tournament play, scored 16 points and hit four 3-point shots but was the only Lady Tiger to score in double figures in a 43-35 loss. The Tiger girls and boys teams were both eliminated from the tournament on Wednesday by the St. Paul Saints. David McNeal / CCN

By David McNeal

CCN Sports Editor

GREEN FOREST-- The home teams couldn't hold the court Tuesday night at the 53rd Green Forest Holiday Tournament as the Lady Tigers lost to Kingston and the Tiger boys fell to Alpena.

Both teams played again Wednesday in the late games, with both squads losing to St. Paul.

Lady Tigers vs Kingston

5-10, 11-26, 22-32, 35-43

The Lady Yellowjacket 1-3-1 halfcourt trap kept Green Forest off balance the entire first half, with post Megan Barinsky scoring the only two points for the team until Carley Arnold hit a three at the first quarter buzzer.

Kingston's Davis hit three 3-pointers the second quarter, four for the night, and led her team with 15 points.

Green Forest trailed 26-8 until Arnold nailed another three, this time at the halftime buzzer. Arnold led the scoring with 16, hit four threes and was 2 of 2 at the line.

"We played better the second half ," Coach Kyle Farrar said, "but when you're down that far, you can't expect much. We got within four for three possessions but couldn't get our shots to drop.

"The third quarter we got to the free throw line, made 7 of 11 there, and hit 9 of 16 for the night. But we gave up offensive rebounds off of free throws, didn't block anybody out."

Scoring- GF- Arnold- 16, 4 3s, 2/2 Fts; 5's- Barinsky, Nikki Mullen, 3/4 Fts; 4's- Whitney McCoy, 2/3 Fts, Tara Mullen, 0/2 Fts; Kara Heads- 1, 1/4 Fts. Team- 9/16 Fts. KN- Davis- 15, 4 3s; Poole- 12; Edgmon- 6. Team- 12/22 Fts.

Tigers vs Alpena

10-24, 19-46, 27-70, 41-74

Brian Badley led the Tiger scoring with 12, with Coach Bill Niven saying, "Brian was a bright spot, and we got some scoring from Cole Newberry. That's two sophomores.

"We turn the ball over too much against pressure, beat the press but don't finish. Sometimes we try to do too much."

Scoring- GF- Badley- 12; Jagger Wilson- 8; Josiah Goodman- 7; 5's-Wesley Kilbourn, Newberry; Caleb Eagleson- 4. ALP- Cooper- 20; Perez- 14; Martinez- 13; Gibbins- 12.

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