Playing for a cause

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 4, 2018

On Friday, the Straughn Tigers hosted the Pleasant Home Eagles on a night that was more about giving than the games played on the court. Fans from both teams and others from around the county showed up and donated money to help fund “Forever Reins”. Forever Reins is a local charity run by Lori Kinsaul and Allison Thomasson. The Charity gives children with disabilities the opportunity to experience horse riding and learn about horses. Both teams wore warm up shirts with the “Forever Reins” logo on the front. In the varsity girls’ contest, Pleasant Home won 51-25. River Baldwin led the Lady Eagles with 27 points. Allie Kelley led the Lady Tigers with 17 points. In varsity boys’ action, Straughn came away with a 49-37 win. Trent Cleland led the Tigers with 10 points. Austin Kelley led the Eagles with 11 points. “We had a great crowd,” Straughn head coach Bradley Stephens said. “We were able to raise a good bit for Forever Reins.”