Lady Tigers fall to Nevada 55-49

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Senior Landry Cochran scored six points for the Lady Tigers Thursday. David Hoover / CNO

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A slow first quarter by the Carthage Lady Tigers proved to be the difference in the 55-49 loss to Nevada Thursday at home.

The Tigers faced a 14-6 deficit after the first eight minutes.

“I was proud of our energy tonight, but our shooting let us down in the first quarter,” Coach Scott Moore said. “We can’t afford an off shooting quarter against a good team like Nevada.”

Lauren Choate scored 17 points to lead the Tigers with Kianna Yates adding 12 points. Lexa Youngblood chipped in with 10 points, Landry Cochran finished with six points and Zye Clark added four points.

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“We won the last three quarters, but it takes four quarters to put away good teams,” Moore added.

“We saw some of our flaws get exposed tonight, we will get back to work in practice tomorrow to get those corrected as we start getting ready to make another run in the Pink and White Tournament after practice,” said Moore.

The Lady Tigers are now 5-2 on the season.