Tigerettes lackluster in loss to Page

Friday, February 5, 2016
Kimberlyn Greer drives in for basket and gets hacked by Page's Lauren Wilken (34) in the Tigerettes' 47-24 loss at Lewisburg Wednesday night. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Tigerettes just could not find any rhythm Wednesday on Senior Night at Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium at Lewisburg, falling 47-24 to Page.

"We missed some open shots and easy shots we should have made," MCHS coach Vincent Yarbrough said. "They came out and gave it their all, but we just had an off night at home and it showed."

Few scores

The Tigerettes scored four points in each of the first three quarters, before matching that total number with a dozen in the fourth period.

"When nothing is going our way you can only try to encourage the girls to stay positive and not let your body language not get so bad," Yarbrough said. "We will continue and continue to pluck away at it and I tell the girls we have to continue to work and get ready for the district tournament."

Page led 15-4 after the first period and put the game away in the second, scoring 12 points to take a 27-8 lead at the intermission.

No 3's

Marshall County would not make a 3-pointer in the contest and would not have a player score in double figures in the game as Leah Hollingsworth and senior Alexis Ford had six points apiece for high scoring honors for the Tigerettes.

Ford and Alli Hobbs were the only two MCHS players to score in the third quarter as Page scored 11 points to take a commanding 38-12 lead into the final period.

Yarbrough went to a lot of the youngsters in the fourth quarter and Hollingsworth netted all six of her points in the stanza.

Page's Allison Pack led all scorers in the contest with 12 points and Lauren Wilken was also in double figures with 10 for the Lady Pats.

Alli Hobbs knocks down two of her four points versus the Lady Patriots.

Looking ahead

Marshall County (1-18, 0-8) is mired in last place in the District 12AA standings and has lost nine games in a row and face second place Giles County (14-10, 7-1) tonight at 6 p.m. in Lewisburg for Homecoming.

The Tigerettes' final league contest is on February 12 at first place CPA (16-4, 7-0).

In between, MCHS has a chance for wins at home versus Culleoka (6-12) on Feb. 9 and against Power Center Academy (10-7) from Memphis on Feb. 11.

"We are going to have to try to make some noise in the tournament and I think the girls, like all year, have stayed positive," Yarbrough said. "They are very resilient and I think we can do it."

Page 15 12 11 9-47

MCHS 4 4 4 12-24

Page-Allison Pack 12, Lauren Wilken 10, Faith Wilkin 9, Makenzie Lane 6, Emma Richey 6, Olivia Haymon 4.

3-point goals-Richey 2, Faith Wilken 1, Lauren Wilken 1.

Free throws-Lauren Wilken 1-5, Haymon 2-6.

MCHS-Leah Hollingsworth 6, Alexis Ford 6, Alli Hobbs 4, Alex Udell 2, Cassi Whitworth 2, Tianda Hutton 2, Kimberlyn Greer 2.

Free throws-Hollingsworth 4-4, Whitworth 0-1, Sydne Solomon 0-2, Greer 0-2.

Halftime score-Page 27, Marshall County 8.