Cunningham, TN – An offensive stall in the fourth period let the Fairview Lady Jackets seal the win from the free throw line over the Montgomery Central Lady Indians, 48-36.
Down by only two points, 36-34, after three periods, the Lady Indians offense turned as cold as the weather outside. They shot 0-of -9 from the field and scored only two points from the free throw line in the fourth period.
The Lady Jackets did not shoot much better from the field, making only 1-of-4. However, the got key rebounds and made 10-of-13 free throws in the fourth period to get the double-digit win.“In general I think we played well,“ Fairview coach Miguel said. “We at times gave up a lot of defensive rebounds. Down the stretch we started getting them, boxing out and taking care of the basketball, something we had not done all year long.”
Sarah Mangrum led the Lady Jackets with 15 points. She was one of six Lady Jacket scorers including Molly Graham who scored 10 and made 4-of-6 free throws in the last period. Jessie Mangrum added 13 points.
The game stayed close for the first three periods. The two teams tied nine times.
The Lady Indians found most of their success in the paint. Elizabeth Houck led the charge in the paint before getting into foul trouble with 13 points and 7 rebounds.
The Lady Jackets used motion to open up shooters from the outside. When they did penetrate, they got to the foul line where did most of their damage. They shot 23-of-34 from the stripe, 15-of-18 in the second half.
Conversely, the Lady Indians didn’t get to the line nearly as often and converted only 7-of-16 in the game.
“It was a great win,” coach Miguel said. “We can enjoy it right now, but we have got Creek wood tomorrow.”
Fairview 49, Montgomery Central 36
|Fairview Lady Jackets||9||10||17||12||48|
|Montgomery Central Lady Indians||8||9||17||2||36|
Sarah Mangrum 15, Jessie Mangrum 13, Molly Graham 10, Kyra Bowman 1, Alli Mazeall 7, Haleigh Roby 2.
Mallory Flake 9, Mikayla Flake 4, Elizabeth Houck 13, Leslie Bradley 6, Tori Moore 2, Janie Smith 2.