Lebanon Reporter

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February 27, 2013

Tigers pull away in second half to advance

Frankfort — Despite leading 26-20 at halftime, Lebanon head coach Albert Hendrix wasn’t happy with his team’s intensity level in the first half of Tuesday night’s Sectional 25 opener against North Montgomery.

But that all changed in the second half. Lebanon started the third quarter on a 13-0 run and out-scored the Chargers 31-12 in the second half in a 57-32 win.

“We talked about the intensity in our defense,” Hendrix said of his halftime speech. “I didn’t think our defense was bad, but our intensity level wasn’t where it has been all season long. We definitely had a long discussion about our intensity on the floor. I just felt like our defense needed to create our offense, and we started on a 13-point run to start the third quarter and that was huge for us.”

North Montgomery led 13-10 later in the first quarter, but Jake Marshall hit a 3-pointer with five second left in the opening frame to tie the score at 13.

After a basket by Caleb Brannon started the scoring in the second quarter, Marshall hit another 3-pointer and then an inside basket to push the lead to seven.

Marshall ended up with 11 first-half points (13 for the game) and helped the Tigers to a 26-20 halftime advantage.

“We have been talking to Jake about his shot,” Hendrix said. “After Christmas he was really struggling and line-driving shots. We talked to him about getting lift on it and finishing his shot. We worked really hard the last two weeks on that and I think it showed tonight. I think he shot with confidence, he shot good shots, and because of his shooting early, we were able to free Caleb a little more and Caleb hit some big shots for us late.”

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

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