Lady Tigers elminated against Caroll-Ozark

Published 3:02 pm Friday, February 12, 2010

The Greenville High School girls stepped on the court Thursday night at Greenville Middle School’s gymnasium for the last time this season. The Lady Tigers were knocked out of post-season play in the match against Carroll-Ozark Lady Eagles.

Though the match against Carroll-Ozark started well, the baskets piled up in the second half—Carroll-Ozark 55, Greenville 40.

Coach Ben Blackmon said his team “ran out of gas.”

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The two teams’ tank stayed full most of the first half. Carroll-Ozark posted 15 total points in the first quarter to a GHS total of 12.

Courtney Meyer racked up six points in the second quarter to help GHS outscore the Eagles. Just one point separated the two squads at halftime.

At the top of the third quarter, both teams sputtered. The Eagles managed to eight points, with the GHS tigers scoring six.

Both engines seemed to be running on fumes. But at the top of the fourth quarter, Carrol-Ozark roared to life.

The Lady Eagles scored 20 points for the fourth. The Tigers idled through the fourth scoring only eight points, but the damage had been done.

“We played as hard as we could,” Blackmon said. “All eight of these girls laid it on the line, but they just didn’t have much left in them.”