Panthers make free throws count, top GF
YELLVILLE -- Free throws made the difference for Yellville-Summit as the Panthers defeated Green Forest 62-48 Tuesday.
Yellville-Summit made 22 free throws in 35 attempts while Green Forest made seven of 10.
"You take out made free throws and just do made field goals, we win the game," Green Forest Coach Brandon Stone said. "They just kept taking it inside and we just kept on fouling him."
The Tigers got down early, as they trailed 20-9 at the end of the first quarter, but they were able to bounce back after that, getting outscored by just three points for the rest of the game.
"I was encouraged by the way my kids got after it," Stone said. "That was the hardest they have played in a long time here. We were outmanned at every position all night, but they responded well."
Yellville-Summit likes to get out in transition and look for open three-pointers. Stone challenged his team to pressure the Panthers all night, and the Tigers responded by holding the Panthers to two three-pointers
"Our half-court defense was on them pretty good," Stone said. "Our full-court press isn't quite where it needs to be yet, but it's coming."
The Tigers (0-1) take travel to Valley Springs on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Yellville-Summit 58, Green Forest 50
YELLVILLE -- The Lady Tigers came out against Yellville-Summit looking to rebound from two tough losses in the Queens of the Court Tournament in Green Forest. The Lady Tigers came up short, but Coach Kyle Farrer said he can tell his team is improving.
"That was the first game we have played hard from start to finish," Farrer said.
Heading into the third quarter, the Lady Tigers led 38-36, but foul trouble became an issue for them in the fourth quarter.
"They shot 50 free throws to our 24," Farrer said.
Farrer said his team showed some toughness.
"We were down 10-4 early in the game, but we started diving around out there and doing some stuff, which I hadn't seen all year," Farrer said. "It's a step in the right direction."