Lebanon beats Willard on Thursday

LCR photo/Alex Boyer
Lebanon senior Skylyr Leake attempts to make a pass during a high school girls’ basketball game on Thursday night against the Willard Tigers at Willard High School. The ‘Jackets won the contest, 82-67.


WILLARD — Despite having only five players scoring, the Lebanon High School girls’ basketball team picked up their most impressive win of the season, defeating the Willard Tigers on Thursday night at Willard High School, 82-67.

Coming into the contest, the Tigers had picked up solid wins, including a second-place finish at the Pink and White Classic two weeks ago where they defeated Aurora, Carthage and Nixa before falling to Northside (Ark.) in the championship game.

Lebanon (9-4) struggled out of the gate, trailing 7-6 before going on a 17-3 run to end the first quarter. At the end of the quarter Lebanon junior Jenna Glendenning had already collected 12 points.

The ‘Jackets didn’t let down after a Tiger spark to open the second quarter, Lebanon went on a 7-0 run to open the lead to 32-15 midway through the quarter and would head into halftime with a 41-24 lead.

After Glendenning’s hot start in the first half, it was senior Kamryn Mack who helped spark the Lebanon offense in the second half, especially in the third quarter, scoring ten points to put the nail in the coffin at the end of the third quarter with Lebanon leading 64-42.

Glendenning scored a game-high 34 points and Mack finished right behind her with 32 points. The two of them combined for eight 3-pointers and 16 free throws made.

While those two had a good night offensively for the ‘Jackets, Lebanon got numerous rebounds from seniors Skylyr Leake and Abby O’Connor and senior Faith Campbell picked up a handful of assists in a team effort victory.

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