Lady Tigers rally past Greenland

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Green Forest sophomore Leah Evans (5) puts up a shot in a game against Lead Hill earlier this season.
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The Green Forest Lady Tigers have been on the wrong side of a couple of fourth-quarter comebacks already this season.

But the Lady Tigers were on the right side of a late game-winning rally on Tuesday, Dec. 15, erasing an eight-point third-quarter deficit to beat Greenland 29-27 on the Lady Pirates’ home court.

“It was a really hard-fought game,” Green Forest coach Kyle Farrar said. “I don’t know if it was two offensive juggernauts, but we managed to score more points than they did. It was kind of an exact backwards version of a lot of our games this year. We trailed the entire game. I think the first time we took the lead was with two minutes to go in the game, maybe three.”

Senior Maddie Youngblood made several crucial free throws to help clinch the win for the Lady Tigers, Farrar said.

“We made some free throws down the stretch,” Farrar said. “Our defense was pretty good most of the game. Rebounding was pretty good most of the game. We made just enough plays down the stretch. We’ve had three or four games this year where we’ve led the entire game and it’s got away from us at the end. That was the first game that went the other way. We stayed in it and the kids kept playing and we made the plays down the stretch when we needed to, so it was really good to see.”

Farrar said the Lady Tigers were thrilled with the game-winning rally.

“The kids were excited,” Farrar said. “It’s a conference win. We hadn’t had one of those in over a year, so it was really good to get.”

Green Forest hosted Cedarville on Monday. The Lady Tigers are scheduled to host Lincoln on Jan. 5.

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