Crittenden 71, Lyon 40
Crittenden 11 22 45 54
Lyon 4 15 24 40
Crittenden - Tabor 14, Hodge 13, Johnson 9, Courtney 6, Brown 4, Graham 2, Brantley 6, Franklin. FG. 19. 3-pointers 3 (Tabor 3). FT. 7-14. Fouls 12.
Lyon - West 13, Riggs 11, Rhodes 9, White 2, Doom 3, Snow 2, McGill, Smier. FG. 12. 3-pointers 4 (West 3, Riggs). FT. 4-7. Fouls 16.
BY CHRIS HARDESTY
PRESS SPORTS WRITER
Lady Rocket junior guard Laken Tabor had a fantastic outing last Friday at Lyon County recording a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds helping her team gain a 54-40 victory. With the win, Crittenden improved to 2-0 in Fifth District play.
After the contest was knotted at 4-all in the early going, the Lady Rockets ran off seven unanswered points to take an 11-4 advantage capped off by a short jumper from Lady Rocket point guard Jessi Hodge with 1.9 seconds left in the opening quarter.
In the second half Tabor went 3-for-5 from long range to help her team extend the lead to double digits.
Tabor made all of her team’s treys as she recorded her first double-double as a Lady Rocket.
Leading 26-17 with about 6:00 remaining in the third quarter, the Lady Rockets ran off 12 unanswered points to take a commanding 21-point lead.
Displeased with how her team was not picking up the Lyon shooters on the perimeter, Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge called a timeout with 5:13 left to play.
“They were all capable of shooting the ball. Our failure to close out on them was a breakdown in intensity,” she said.
Hodge praised the play of Tabor and thought her fine performance was key in the triumph.
“Her shots gave us a big boost and defensively she gave us a spark,” Hodge said.
Lady Rocket forward Whitney Johnson barely missed a double-double of her own scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the league win.
One area Hodge continues to be disappointed in is her team’s assist-to-turnover ratio. They had 14 assists compared to 18 turnovers against Lyon but still managed to win the game.
For the season, Crittenden has handed out 50 assists but committed 64 turnovers.
With a victory over the Lady Cardinals, Crittenden will keep sole possession of first place with a 3-0 mark, However, if the Lady Cardinals defeat Crittenden and Lyon upends Trigg the same night, there will be a three-way tie for first place in district play.
“Its always a war. You can throw records out the window when Crittenden and Livingston get together,” said the Lady Rocket skipper.