LMS garners split against Spring Hill

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Hannah Davis hits a free throw in the Tigerettes' win over Spring Hill Monday at Lewisburg. Photos by Mike Inglsbee

The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes came up against a young and experienced Spring Hill team and that showed as the Tigerettes didn't allow their opponent to get much going on the way to a 37-7 blowout.

The Tigerettes are now 2-0 in the young season with a game against a tough Fairview opponent on Tuesday night.

"It was a great overall team effort," coach Chris Coleman said. "We came out focused, aggressive, and in attack mode. We came out with a great start and just never let up."

Keiler leads

Kelsey Keiler led the Tigerettes in the first quarter with five points to go along with two in the second quarter. Hannah Davis scored four of her eight points in the second quarter and Jenna Hill hit two big baskets in the second quarter for four points to help Marshall County to a 19-6 lead at the half.

The third quarter featured another healthy dose of Keiler, who led the Tigerettes with eight points in the quarter to finish the game with a team-high 15 points. Spring Hill never threatened the home team as Coleman started to cycle in the reserves in the final quarter.

Karlyne Wiser chipped in the three points, Courtney Agnew, McKenzie Closson, and Ashley Parks all scored two points to round out the Tigerette scoring.

Still work needed

Fairview is next up for the undefeated Tigerettes and Coleman wants to his girls to enjoy the win but understand that there are still areas his team can work on.

"After the game we told them they had a great overall effort but there are still a few things to work on," Coleman said. "Enjoy this tonight, but come tomorrow we have to put this behind us and get ready for a good Fairview team."

Canelius Turner tries to break free from a Spring Hill defender in the first half.

The Tigers ran into a more experienced and competitive team from Spring Hill and led for the most part of the game before a late run gave the visitors a 37-35 win.

"I think it may be a little harder on them because we don't have very many players with game experience," coach David Lovell said. "This being their first big game and losing it's kind of tough on them. We'll talk tomorrow about how to deal with it and how to come back from it. We'll see how they respond tomorrow night against Fairview."

First-half lead

Canelius Turner led the Tigers out of the gate with a big first quarter, scoring seven points and Preston Shelton added a 3-pointer for the Tigers to take the lead going into the second quarter. Turner scored five of the Tigers seven, second-quarter points as LMS went into the locker room with a halftime lead.

After Spring Hill grabbed the lead in the third quarter, Turner hit a trey to give the Tigers a 27-25 lead with five minutes remaining.

Matthew McCormick banked home another three for his only basket of the game to steal the lead from Spring Hill again for a 30-29 edge.

After Spring Hill grabbed the lead once more, Preston Shelton hit his second triple of the game to pull the Tigers within a point at 35-34 with 20 seconds remaining, but Spring Hill hit two big foul shots to get the win.

Turner led the Tigers with 18 points, Preston Shelton chipped in six points, and Matt McCormick and Javarria Rucker added three points apiece. A'Ky Howard and Andrew Gold scored two points each for the Tigers.