Dec 13, 2019
DOVER – It all started on the defensive end of the court for the Lebanon Lady Tigers Friday night against Western Boone.
Lebanon held Western Boone to 4 of 25 shooting through three quarters and forced 27 turnovers, topping the Stars 46-20.
“I was proud of our girls,” Lebanon head coach Candice Huckstep said. “Anytime you can beat Western Boone, regardless of sport, that’s the goal. Our kids came out with a lot of confidence, and executed our game plan. They wanted to win this game.”
The Stars hung around in the first quarter, trailing by six after a period, but then things started going downhill.
The Stars shot 1 of 17 in the middle two quarters, turned it over 15 times and saw Lebanon build a 26-point lead.
“Turnovers have plaqued us all year long,” Western Boone head coach Megan Alexander said. “We just aren’t doing our jobs right now and are struggling to get the ball up the court on offense. We have a couple of strong posts, but we can’t get them the ball. We have to really get back to our fundamentals and can’t be overthinking the simple things.”
Huckstep said a focus of the Tigers’ defense was to limit the Stars touches in the post.
She said she was proud of her group’s effort, holding Tori Wilkinson to four points and eight rebounds, and Addy Bascom to three points and four rebounds.
“We really wanted to limit Tori Wilkinson on the boards,” Huckstep said. “She is leading our conference with 13.5 a game, and is just super strong down there. She is really active and always moving. Our posts did an awesome job defending and it was a great overall team win for us.”
Alexis Wines led the Tigers with 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers.
Christina Lamb had nine points, with Gabby Brewer, Emma Huse and Kierston Smith adding five.