LMS splits with Fairview
Fairview traveled to Lewisburg Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader and after the Tigerettes knocked off the Lady Falcons 31-18, the Tigers lost 37-25 in the nightcap.
The resurgence of the unbeaten Tigerettes (3-0) is a welcome sight in Lewisburg as the squad is full of talent.
Leading the way so far this season and on Tuesday is Kelsey Keiler, who led LMS in scoring with 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Hannah Davis has come on strong in her eighth-grade year, dominating play in the low post.
Davis hauled down 11 rebounds in the contest and opened the scoring with a bucket in the paint.
Karlye Wiser had eight points in the game and followed Davis' early basket with a jumper from the corner.
Victoria Pierce scored for the Lady Falcons before Keiler drilled a 3-pointer, making it a 7-2 game.
LMS led 10-7 after the first quarter, but the Lady Falcons cut the home teams' lead to a single digit on a trey by Kaycie Mullens with 2:59 left in the first half.
The only basket scored before the end of the half was by Lewisburg's Jenna Hill, who muscled in a shot in the low post to make it 15-12.
Wiser scored to open the second half and moments later, Davis hit one of two from the foul line.
Turning on heat
Kelcey Gossage hit a jumper for the Lady Falcons before the Tigerettes caught fire.
LMS scored the final six points of the period with Davis getting three points on a basket and a free throw, while Keiler drained another long bomb.
LMS took the 24-14 lead to the fourth quarter and maintained its dominance with a 7-4 margin in the final six minutes to capture the win.
Davis ended up with seven points and Hill added three for the Tigerettes.
Kendall Spicer led the Lady Falcons with five points, while Mullens had the one 3-pointer.
Chloe Lee, McKenna Spicer and Pierce all had two points apiece for Fairview.
In the nightcap, the LMS boys fought hard but couldn't come out on top.
Matthew McCormick scored for LMS to open the contest before Fairview went on an 11-2 run to take a lead it never surrendered.
LMS fought back as McKenley Horton and Javarria Rucker scored three points apiece as the Tigers finished the period with a 5-0 burst.
The Tigers cut the lead to 13-11 on a basket by Rucker midway through the second quarter, but Fairview pulled away again, thanks to five points by Locke Horde.
Chasing the leader
The Falcons led 21-15 at the half, but once again the young LMS squad fought back to trail three points on an Andrew Gold rebound and follow late in the period.
A 4-0 Fairview spurt ended the third quarter and the Falcons opened up a 10-point lead early in the fourth.
LMS had one more blow to deliver as back-to-back baskets by Gold and Rucker cut the Fairview lead to 29-25 before the Falcons put the game away with an 8-0 run to end the contest.
Rucker ended up with eight points to lead LMS in the scoring, Cornelius Turner had six, Horton added five, Gold netted four and McCormick scored two points.