Lady Tigers fall to Glendale in opener of Pink and White Lady Basketball Classic

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Carthage's Kianna Yates led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points against Glendale. David Hoover / CNO

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Carthage Lady Tigers lost to Glendale 78-49 in the opening round of the Pink and White Lady Basketball Classic Tuesday, Dec. 27.

“Glendale came out firing today and had their best offensive game of the year,” Carthage coach Scott Moore said. “Their size created a lot of problems for us on both sides of the floor. They start four girls 5’11” or taller and we don’t have any one that tall in our program.”

Glendale had a big first half to lead the Tigers 41-30 at the midway point.

“I was pleased with our offense in the first half, but defensively we can’t afford to give up 41 points in a half to anyone we play,” added Moore. “We haven’t played our best game of the year yet. We need to get into a groove offensively that lasts for 32 minutes. When we do that, coupled with our usual stifling defense, then we will have played our best game.”

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Kianna Yates led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points followed by Maggie Boyd with 12 points. Lauren Choate added nine points and Lexa Youngblood finished with six points. Ashlyn Brust added three points, Jaidyn Brunnert chipped in with two points and Zye Clark added one point for the Lady Tigers to round out the scoring.

Carthage (5-3) plays Springfield Catholic at 5 p.m. at Kickapoo High School Wednesday.