Lady Falcons take win in home opener
Lincoln County High School’s Khiana Miller (10) hustles to the ball off the offensive glass. (Click here to purchase photo.)
Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcons (1-1) hung on for a win in their home opener last week.
Thursday night the ladies defeated Siegel, 52-49. On Tuesday, the ladies traveled to Page High School and went down to the Lady Patriots, 55-36.
Siegel is a member of District 7-AAA out of Murfreesboro; Page belongs to District 12-AA in Williamson County.
It seemed the ladies were on their way to a double digit win. The Lady Stars chipped away at a 15-point fourth quarter deficit, turning it onto a barnburner.
Lincoln County opened strong. Shy Buchanan and Elizabeth Faulkner nailed 3-pointers in the opening minutes to set the tone. Cortney Storey was four for four from the line in the 8 minutes. LCHS was up 14-11 at the end of one.
The second frame went to the ladies, 15-11, with points coming form Khiana Miller, Storey, Morgan Higgins, Khaila King and Whitney Graham. The Lady Falcons were up 29-22 at the break.
With 7:21 in the fourth, Lincoln County was up 45-30. From that point, the momentum changed to the Lady Stars. Floor mistakes haunted the ladies, giving up easy baskets to the visitors.
There was 4:37 remaining in the game when Higgins added the next score for the ladies; it was 47-39 ball game. Storey added two from the line with 2:16 on the clock. LCHS was back up, 49-39.
Lady Falcon Courtney Storey draws the foul. (Click here to purchase photo.)
In the next two minutes, Siegel added 7 unanswered points. With 40 ticks on the clock, Faulkner dropped a basket; the ladies were up 51-46. The Lady Stars made it a 2-point ball game with 10 seconds remaining. Buchanan dropped one from the line with 7 seconds remaining, and Lincoln County was up, 52-49. The floor-length shot by the Lady Stars missed its mark, and LCHS had the win.
Siegel won the final eight minutes, 19-9.
Storey led for the ladies with 19; Faulkner, 8; Miller, 7; Buchanan and King, 6; Higgins and Graham, 3.
Lincoln County was 16 of 46 from the paint and 4 of 14 from the arch.
From the line, the ladies were 16 of 24. Storey finished 9 of 10.
Faulkner had 2 from the arch. Buchanan and Graham had one.
The ladies dominated the glass, 40-28. King had 10 rebounds, and Higgins pulled 8.
The ladies opened their season on the road at Page High School in Franklin and were defeated, 55-36.
LCHS trailed 14-9 at the end of the first quarter. The ladies were behind 30-20 by the intermission.
Lady Falcon Elizabeth Faulkner drops a 3-pointer. (Click here to purchase photo.)
In the third, the Lady Falcons cut the margin to single digits, trailing 41-32, but that was as close as it would get.
The Lady Patriots salted it away, taking the fourth quarter, 14-4, for the win.
Storey led for the ladies with 13 points; Faullkner finished with 11; McKinley Slayton, 6; Shy Buchanan, 4; and Khaila King had 2.
Faulkner had 3 from the arch, Slayton added 2. Storey was 5 of 5 from the line.
The ladies were 11 of 56 from the paint and 5 of 31 from the arch. From the line, LCHS was 9 of 13.
Page pulled 46 off the glass; the ladies had 42. Storey led with 8 boards, and Faulkner pulled 7.
For their next action, the ladies travel to Moore County Tuesday. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.