Bishop Kelly crushes Lady Tigers

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Mountain Home Lady Tigers dropped a 59-22 4A SIC girls basketball game to Bishop Kelly last Thursday at Mountain Home High School's Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium.

The Lady Tigers stayed close in the first half and were down, 14-10, after a quarter. Bishop Kelly extended its lead to 33-17 at halftime.

Mountain Home, who struggled with turnovers all night, made just one basket in the third quarter -- a three-pointer by Missy Jessup -- that shortened the Lady Tigers' deficit to 28 points after three.

The fourth quarter also produced just one basket for the Lady Tigers made by Venessa Sabol as Mountain Home fell to the Lady Knights.

"I was really pleased with the first half," said Mountain Home girls basketball coach Brent Keener. "We were aggressive and really hustled."

However, the Lady Tigers seemed to leave everything behind in the locker room after halftime, the coach added.

"It was disappointing, because we came out so flat," he said. "Turnovers and second chances for B.K. killed us."

Missy Jessup led Mountain Home's scoring with seven points. Whitney Sandberg added six, Alexis Juarez, three while Julia Burton, Vennessa Sabol and Taylor Reed each scored two points.

Mountain Home shot just 19 percent from the field, including two of its 10 three-point shots. They hit just 67 percent from the free throw line.

In comparison, Bishop Kelly shot 49 percent from the field but only hit only one of its 11 long balls, going inside for 60 percent shooting. They cashed in on eight of their 16 shots from the free throw line.

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