Lady Falcons drop two; win one

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Lincoln County High School’s Samantha Williams battles in the paint in district action at home against Tullahoma Friday night. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Lincoln County High School’s Samantha Williams battles in the paint in district action at home against Tullahoma Friday night. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry

Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcons went 1-2 in District 8-AAA action last week. Friday, the ladies went down to Tullahoma; Tuesday, the Lady Falcons won over Coffee County; and Monday night Columbia knocked off the ladies on the road.

Currently in district standings, Columbia lead at 8-3, 2-1; Tullahoma, 3-2, 2-1; Shelbyville, 5-5, 2-1; Franklin County, 4-7, 2-1; Lawrence County, 7-2, 2-2; Lincoln County, 4-5, 1-2; and Coffee County is 2-8, 0-3.

Friday night the Lady Falcons went down to Tullahoma for the first time in Coach Herman Hardin’s 11-year tenure, 47-46. The Lady Wildcats are in search of their first winning season in 15 years.

The ladies more than left the game at the line, going 11 of 29 in free throws.

LCHS put together a 13-0 run in the first quarter, up 16-5, but went 1 of 9 from the line in the period. In the second, the ladies went dry from the floor. The Lady ‘Cats won the period, 10-5, and LCHS was up, 21-15, at the break.

In the third, Tullahoma continued chipping away at the lead. The Lady Wildcats won the frame, 14-11. The Lady Falcons were up 32-29 going into the fourth.

At the 5:48 mark in the fourth, the Lady ‘Cats knotted it at 34-34. With 5:08, Tullahoma took the lead on a 3-pointer, 37-34, and would not trail again. The Lady Wildcats won the period, 18-14, to finish with the win.

Cortney Storey led the scoring with 16 points; Khaila King, 12; Samantha Williams, 5; Morgan Higgins, McKinley Slayton and Lauren Gower, 3; and Makinley Fitch scored 2.

The ladies were 13 of 28 from the paint and 3 of 24 from the arch.

Tuesday, the Lady Falcons won at home over Coffee County, 54-37.

The ladies won the first quarter, 15-8, and were up 27-17 at the intermission. LCHS won the second half, 25-20, for the win.

Cortney Storey led with 26 points; Samantha Williams, 10; Khaila King, 8; Morgan Higgins and Makinley Fitch had 5.

The ladies were 15 of 38 from the paint and 5 of 21 from the arch. From the line, Lincoln County was 9 of 12.

On Monday of last week, the Lady Falcons went down on the road in Columbia, 53-45.

It was knotted at 10-10 at the end of one. The Lady Lions won the second frame, 19-14, and were on top, 29-24, at the intermission.

The ladies won the third quarter, 11-7, and trailed, 38-35, going into the fourth. But, the Lady Lions took the final frame, 17-10, for the win.

Cortney Storey led for the ladies with 17; Makinley Fitch, 8; Khaila King, Samantha Williams and Morgan Higgins, 6; and Bethany Lamon scored 2.

The ladies were 10 of 39 from the paint and 5 of 17 from the arch. From the line, LCHS was 10 of 16.

For their next action, the ladies were to travel to Giles County Tuesday before playing in the Huntsville Times Classic on Thursday.

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