LMS girls bounce back with win over S. Lincoln
The LMS Tigerettes returned on home on Thursday, coming off only its second loss of the year against Meridianville, Alabama to take on South Lincoln from Fayetteville.
The Tigerettes (8-2) led the entire game before the Eagles clawed their way back for a 30-30 tie two minutes into the final quarter.
A Karlye Wiser 3-pointer sparked the Tigerettes to a 15-5 run to end the game, resulting in a 45-35 win.
"I was pleased to how we responded to adversity tonight because we got off to a pretty good start but they came back and tied us," LMS coach Chris Coleman said. "I was so proud of the way we responded to that challenge when they tied it up late."
LMS was paced by three Tigerettes in double figures, led by Kelsey Keiler, who scored seven points in the final frame to end up with a team-high 14 on the night.
Scoring does it
"The biggest key to the win tonight was our scoring," Coleman added. "Tonight was not our best defensive effort so by us keeping making shots got us the win."
The Tigerettes exploded for 16 second quarter points, behind two Wiser 3-pointers and four inside points from Hannah Davis, but the Eagles were able to match LMS stride for stride with the home team scoring 15 points of its own as Emily Paladino came up with eight points in the quarter for the Eagles.
Davis continued a strong inside presence in the third quarter to extend the Tigerette lead to four points, heading into the fourth quarter where LMS was finally able to pull away.
Wiser hit a game-high four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points and Davis scored 10 points to lead a strong Tigerette paint presence.
LMS 5 16 13 11 45
South Lincoln 5 15 9 6 35
LMS-Keiler 14, Crutcher 1, Wiser 12, Agnew 2, McGehee 4, Keiler 14, Tidwell 1, Davis 10, Hill 1.
S. Lincoln-Jones 14, Paladino 11, Rice 5, Slayton 5.
Three-point goals-LMS; Wiser 4, Keiler 2. South Lincoln-Paladino 3, Slayton 1, Rice 1, Jones 1.