TFS Lady Indians win two out of three at holiday tournament
Momentum continues to build for the Tallulah Falls School varsity girls basketball team.
In the Region 8A Holiday Classic tournament held Dec. 27-19, the team won two out of three games, beating Prince Avenue on Dec. 27 with a final score of 52-46 and beating Athens Christian, with a final score of 58-29.
The Lady Indians came up short after the third game versus Athens Academy went into overtime, with a final score of 43-47.
According to head coach Brandy Corbett, the team ends its 2018 campaign with a 10-4 record.
“We made positive gains in the first 14 games this season and I am very proud of each and every young lady on the team,” Corbett said. Of the loss on the final day of the tournament, Corbett said fatigue played a role.
“The three-day, back-to-back days of play impacted our stamina and decision-making at the end of the game,” she added.
Tournament highlights include:
Dec. 27 – TFS versus Prince Avenue
Win, final score – 52-46
Katy Corbett - 18 points, four threes, and 11 rebounds (double-double for the night)
Nyah Williams - 17 points, 10 for 11 from the free throw line, 9 for 9 the fourth quarter, and four rebounds
Lillie Free - 11 points, 9 points in the first half to help get us started, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Santy Dembele - 19 rebounds – absolutely outstanding job on the boards.
Brinson Hall – excellent defensive showing against their best post, ran the point position very well.
Dec. 28 – TFS versus Athens Christian
Win, final score – 58-29
Katy Corbett - 21 points (career high), five threes, and seven rebounds
Nyah Williams - 16 points, 6 for 6 from free throw line, 6 rebounds, 4 assists
Lillie Free - 3 points, 7 assists, 5 deflections, and 2 steals
Brinson Hall - 6 points, 2 rebounds
All 10 players at the game contributed to the win. It was the best "team victory" we have had all season.
Dec. 29 – TFS versus Athens Academy
Loss, final score – 43-47 [overtime]
Nyah Williams - 13 points, 11 for 12 from the free throw line, 9 rebounds, 4 assists from the free throw line, 9 for 9 the fourth quarter, and four rebounds
Katy Corbett - 11 points, 8 rebounds
Lillie Free - 11 points, 3 deflections, and 3 steals
Brinson Hall - 3 points, 3 rebounds, excellent defense
Santy Dembele - 3 points, 10 rebounds
Foul trouble, turnovers in the second half, and offensive difficulties resulted in the loss.