Lady Tigers score pair of GVC road wins

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 1/28/21

Going 2-1 at the Comet Classic, Evin Farris’ Belle Lady Tigers looked to keep their winning ways going stepping back into Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) play last week.

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Lady Tigers score pair of GVC road wins

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Going 2-1 at the Comet Classic, Evin Farris’ Belle Lady Tigers looked to keep their winning ways going stepping back into Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) play last week.

Hitting the road against Viburnum and Bourbon, Belle passed both road tests with flying colors.

Last Thursday in Crawford County, Belle trailed 16-15 after one quarter before outscoring the Lady Warhawks 71-11 the rest of the game going on to an 86-27 road GVC victory.

Halle Smith led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 28 points followed closely by Chloe Krause with 24 points.

Gracie Schultz made it a trio of Belle Lady Tigers scoring in double digits with 18 points.

Natalie Gehlert added six points in addition to four markers from Miranda Sanders.

Nevaeh Kinsey and Lauren Prigge capped the scoring for Belle with three points each

In a two-quarter JV game also at Bourbon, Belle posted a 36-4 victory.

Kinsey led the way with 13 points followed by Morgan Willis and Gehlert with eight points apiece.

Johanna Roberds kicked in five points while Sanders finished with two points.

Two nights earlier down in Iron County, Belle battled Viburnum to a 31-26 halftime lead.

Outscoring the Lady Blue Jays 36-25 in the second half, Belle held on for a 67-51 victory down in Viburnum.

Smith led four Lady Tigers in double figures with a game-high 18 points.

Schultz finished with 17 points scoring nine from beyond the 3-point arc and the other eight from the free-throw line.

Krause ended up with 12 points scoring six in each half.

Gehlert was right behind Krause finishing with 11 points for Belle against the Lady Blue Jays.

Prigge added five third-quarter points while Sanders and Kinsey capped the Belle scoring with two points each in Viburnum.

Competing in the Russellville Tournament the remainder of this week, Belle will host Owensville in a Highway 28 hoops showdown on Tuesday, Feb. 2 as part of a varsity basketball doubleheader at Belle High School at 5:30 p.m.

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