Lady Tigers defeat seventh ranked East Lawrence
Nick Johnston, Hartselle Enquirer
The Hartselle Lady Tigers shocked seventh-ranked East Lawrence Saturday 60-54.
The win avenges a season-opening 61-46 loss to the Lady Eagles.
The roles reversed, though, for the boys. The Tigers, who went to Lawrence County for their first win of the season nearly two months ago, fell to the Eagles 68-64. Zac Ward led Hartselle against East Lawrence with 30 points.
E. Lawrence 54
Ashley Orr led the Lady Tigers with 15 points as Hartselle claimed the upset.
Hartselle led by two at halftime and extended its advantage to eight points by third quarter's end before a rally by the Lady Eagles.
East Lawrence took a 54-53 lead with 1:25 remaining in the contest, but it did not last long. After Orr's basket gave back Hartselle the lead, the Lady Tigers never trailed.
Sarah McNutt scored 13 points for Hartselle, while East Lawrence's Jessica Young scored a game-high 20 points.
East Lawrence 68
Despite shooting over 50 percent for the game, Hartselle fell to the Eagles.
Marlon Chapman complemented Ward's 30 points with 14 of his own.
Hartselle trailed by just two with less than a minute remaining in the contest but could not get the win.
Tyler Reeves scored eight points.
Hartselle 98, Coffee 80
In one of its highest scoring outputs of the season, Hartselle hit 15 of 24 three pointers to defeat Coffee.
Ward led the way with 27 points and eight assists, along with Reeves' 23. Reeves hit 7 of 9 three pointers.
Chapman had 17 points and Adam Cryer added 10.
Hartselle shot 57 percent for the game.
The Tigers were 11-8 as of Monday. No information was available at press time on Tuesday night's game.