Lady Tigers never quit

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Harley Adcock works the ball down court.

Harley Adcock works the ball down court.

The Straughn Lady Tigers gave it everything they had but fell 46-40 to the Clarke County Lady Bulldogs Monday in Dothan for the Class 4A South Regional.

Sarah Kate Shiver knotted the game at 2-2 for the Lady Tigers’ first bucket of the game and Harley Adcock followed with a 3-pointer to put the Lady Tigers up 5-2.

Adcock hit another 3-pointer to give Straughn a 12-7 lead at the end of the first period.

In the second period, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 10-point lead, but 3-pointers from Baylee Wilson and Lexi Hooks left the Lady Tigers trailing 24-20 at halftime.

The Lady Bulldogs went up by six to start the third period, but a free throw and a bucket from Brentley Armstrong and coast-to-coast layup from Adcock cut the Lady Bulldogs’ lead down to 26-25.

The Lady Bulldogs closed out the period strong to take a 33-27 lead into the fourth period.

A 3-pointer to start the fourth from the Lady Bulldogs, pushed the lead back up to nine points.

The Lady Tigers weren’t going to go away without a fight and began tearing their way back into the game.

Armstrong hit three free throws, Adcock picked up a steal and layup and Wilson popped a 3-pointer from the corner to leave Straughn trailing 40-39 with 1:39 left in the game.

Straughn tied it with a free throw from Lexi Cottle, but the Lady Bulldogs finished strong to take the win and end the Lady Tigers’ season.

Armstrong led the way for the Lady Tigers with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Adcock finished the day with 10 points.

“First off congratulations to Clarke County,” Straughn head coach Scott Kinsaul said. “As for my team, I couldn’t be more proud of these girls. We got down, but they never quit fighting. That is what love about this bunch. I told them after the game how proud of them I am and how much I love them. They did a great job representing our community and our school with pride.”