Lebanon Reporter

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March 5, 2014

Tigers' season comes to an end vs. Frankfort

The Lebanon defense was poised to help the Tigers take down sectional favorite Frankfort in the opening round of Sectional 25 Tuesday night.

But unfortunately for the Tigers, their offense couldn't help them out. The Tigers shot 34.9 percent from the field and fell to Frankfort 50-37.

Lebanon ended the season 9-12.

"We missed a lot of easy shots," Lebanon head coach Albert Hendrix said. "The ball rolled around the basket all night long but just wouldn't go it. I can't ask the kids to do anymore than they did tonight. I was very proud and satisfied with our effort tonight. Frankfort is a really good basketball team. They are playing a lot of seniors and we are playing a lot of younger kids. Both teams laid it on the line tonight, we just couldn't get shots to fall."

Frankfort led 13-9 after a quarter, but Lebanon cut that deficit to one with 5:40 left in the second quarter on a basket by Nick Starkey.

But the rest of the half saw the Tigers get into an offensive lull, going scoreless over the final 5:40 of the half. Frankfort built the lead to six with 4:32 left in the half, but then they went into a lull of their own, only scoring on a lay-up by Chris Seibert at the buzzer to put the Hot Dogs up eight.

"It was critical in the fact that we were getting stops, but then couldn't score," Hendrix said. "But our kids have fought from behind all year long. We were down 16 or 18 points to them in the regular season and got back into the game. In the second quarter, we obviously didn't want that to happen but it didn't discourage me because I knew our team has battled back all year long, and I thought we were going to make a run to get back in the game. But when shots don't go, it is tough to win basketball games."

The third quarter was better for the Tigers. After Frankfort hit a 3-pointer to go up 11 early in the third quarter, Lebanon got a basket from Trevor Boyne and two-straight hoops from Trevor Lakes to get within five at 25-20.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's Lebanon Reporter.

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