LHS basketball teams drop doubleheader at home on Tuesday night

Photo courtesy of Nicholas Mebruer
Lebanon senior Alyssa Wright looks to make a pass during a high school girls’ basketball game on Tuesday night against the Willard Tigers in Boswell Auditorium. Willard won the contest, 60-51.

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ALEX BOYER ALEX@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

It was a tough night for the Lebanon boys’ and girls’ basketball programs on Tuesday as the teams played a doubleheader in front of their home crowd in Boswell Auditorium.

Making up a game from earlier this season, the Lebanon girls’ basketball team fell to the Willard Tigers 60-51 in a hard-fought game.

Lebanon kept it close in the first quarter, trailing the Tigers 16-15, but an 18-10 Willard advantage in the second quarter let the Tigers pull away heading into the second half.

“The game was close most of the way, but we hit a stretch where we had a couple of kids that tried to do too much and force things,” Lebanon head coach Brendan Kelley said. “We fought to get back in it, but they (Willard) are a good team and are having a nice season.”

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Lebanon boys' lose to Waynesville

The Lebanon boys’ basketball team capped off the doubleheader with an Ozark Conference showdown with Waynesville (11-5) and fell 79-47.

With the loss, Lebanon falls to 7-9 on the year, and 0-3 in Ozark Conference play.

The Tigers got off to a hot start and led 22-9 at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead to 40-18 heading into halftime.

“We try not to get so wrapped up in the results,” Lebanon head coach Adam Thornhill said. “There were times on Tuesday that we didn’t play smart, particularly in the first half, but for a group of young guys to be down 22 points at halftime and to come out and compete and play the right way says a lot about our guys.

“Sports are just a great platform to show how you handle adversity and behave in sports, will be the way you behave and handle things in life and I was pleased with the way we responded.”

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