Lebanon Reporter

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February 15, 2014

Stars, Tigers to meet for sectional title

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Western Boone defeated Lebanon 58-52, in the regular season.

Schelsky said there are some keys for his team if they want to win.

"Defensive rebounding and taking care of the basketball will be the two keys on our board," Schelsky said. "Our kids know that when you play Lebanon they will play really good, aggressive defense. We have to set the tempo of the game and make sure it is our tempo and that we don't allow them breakaway lay-ups and scores off rebounds. We want to make them a half-court offensive team."

Tigers 57, Frankfort 38

The Lebanon/Frankfort sectional semifinal girls basketball game wasn't the prettiest game of basketball there ever was.

But at the end of the day, the scoreboard read in favor of the Lebanon Lady Tigers and that is all that mattered to head coach Beth DeVinney.

"They gave us trouble in the first half," Lebanon head coach Beth DeVinney said. "They were really aggressive and their coach has done a good job with them, they play really hard. It was a physical game and at this time of the year you just have to keep plugging on and it was an ugly game but we will take it."

Frankfort led 8-7 late the first quarter before Lebanon scored the final four points of the first quarter and the first nine of the second quarter to take a 20-8 lead.

DeVinney said the Tigers defense is what turned the tide in Lebanon's favor. She said the important thing for Lebanon is getting that effort the whole game.

"As our defense goes, we go," DeVinney said. "And we have been talking to the kids about that. We still want to take plays off and possessions off and don't always value the basketball. We have been talking the last two weeks about how we just throw the ball away like it is AAU where you have another game in 15 minutes so the game doesn't matter. Every game matters here in the tournament. It is infuriating actually. We have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball. If we don't value the basketball tonight, then we will be on the losing side of things."

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