For the second time this season, Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcons have fallen to Shelbyville. Saturday night, the ladies won on the road over Giles County.
LCHS was to have had a game on Tuesday at home with Columbia, but the game was rescheduled to this Tuesday due to weather. Lincoln County’s overall record is 17-5.
In District 8-AAA standing, Columbia is 5-0; Franklin County, 4-2; Shelbyville, 3-2; Lincoln County, 2-2; Tullahoma, 1-4; and Lawrence County is 0-5.
At home Friday night in a spirit-filled “White Out Night” gymnasium, the ladies went down, 41-40, to the Lady Eagles.
Lincoln County was without usual contributors Khaila King and Elizabeth Faulkner, both strong under the boards. The ladies may have lost Rebecca Hone for the season with a knee injury.
LCHS opened quickly, up 10-5 with 1:50 in the first quarter. Shelbyville added a three, and the ladies were up 10-8 at the end of one.
With 6:01 in the second, the Lady Eagles took their first lead of the night, up 13-12. The lead would change twice again, but Shelbyville won the period, 18-13, and was on top, 26-23, at the break.
The third quarter wasn’t very productive for either team, but the Lady Eagles enjoyed their biggest lead of the night, up by 10 at one point. Shelbyville was up 35-28 at the end of three.
In the fourth, a series of floor mistakes by the Lady Eagles put Lincoln County back in the game. With 3:53 in the period, Whitney Graham hit a three, making it a three-point game, trailing 39-36. A basket, followed with two shots at the line by Cortney Storey, put the ladies up, 40-39, with 2:38 remaining in the game.
The final score of the night came for the Lady Eagles with 1:35 on the clock, up 41-40. The remainder of the period remained scoreless for both teams. LCHS had a shot from the paint with nine seconds remaining that missed its mark, and Shelbyville finished with the win, 41-40.
Cortney Storey and Morgan Higgins led for the ladies with 14 points each. Shy Buchanan had 6, and McKinley Slayton and Whitney Graham had 3.
LCHS was 13 of 24 inside and 3 of 16 from the arch. From the line, the ladies were 5 of 8.
The Lady Eagles won the boards, 26-19.
Saturday night the ladies won on the road over Giles County, 64-46.
It was knotted at 9-9 at the end of one, but the Lady Falcons lit up the “threes” in the second, nailing 7 from the arch. LCHS won the period, 28-8, and was up 37-17 at the break. Storey poured in 12 points in the eight minutes.
The ladies won the third quarter, 17-8, up 37-17 as the period closed.
The Lady Bobcats won the final frame, 21-10, as Coach Herman Hardin gave everyone minutes on the floor. The ladies finished, up by 18 points.
Storey led for LCHS with 23 points. Whitney Graham had 8; Shy Buchanan, 7; Morgan Higgins and Khiana Miller, 6; McKinley Slayton, 5; Amy Ann McCormick and Sara Fenner, 4; and Reilly Watson scored 1.
The ladies were 11 of 24 from the paint and 10 of 21 from the arch with Storey hitting 3; Miller and Graham, 2; McCormick, Buchanan and Slayton, 1. From the line, Lincoln County was 12 of 20.
For their next action, Lincoln County hosts Columbia Tuesday in a make-up game before Lawrence County comes to town on Friday. Saturday, the ladies host Moore County. Game times are at 6 p.m.