Lady Tigers fall to Geneva

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 9, 2018

The Straughn Lady Tigers finished as the runner-up in the Class 3A, Area 3 tournament after falling to Geneva 47-24 in the area championship game in Geneva.

Geneva came out strong with eight points from Anslee Finch that helped her team take a 16-9 lead at the end of the first period.

Alyssa Dean kept the Lady Tigers close as she knocked down a pair of 3-pointers on her way to an eight-point first period.

In the second period, Nikki Lamb had two big 3-pointers to put Geneva up 27-12 at halftime.

Dean hit a pair of free throws and finished the second period with two points.

Allie Kelley came on strong in the third period as she went 3-for-4 from the free-throw line and finished the third period with five points.

Despite the strong effort, the Lady Tigers trailed 36-20 heading into the final frame.

In the final period, Geneva’s defense proved to be too much for the Lady Tigers.

Straughn was only able to come up with four points in the final frame.

Dean and Kelley each had two points in the final period.

Dean led the way for the Lady Tigers with 12 points.

Kelley finished the game with nine points, and Colby Adams rounded out the scoring with three points.

The Lady Tigers still advance to the sub-regional action for finishing as area runner-up.

Straughn will travel to Grove Hill on Monday where they will take on Clarke County.

The winner of that game will advance to the regional tournament.