Lady Tigers drop opener of Pine Mountain Classic

The Barbourville Lady Tigers lost the opener of the Pine Mountain Classic to host Pineville on Dec. 27, 62-43.

The Tigers traded baskets with Pineville during the first quarter that ended in a one point deficit at the end of the quarter 12-13.

Barbourville allowed the Lions at the start of the second quarter to jump out to a 12 point lead to 24-12 before Anna Daniels scored their first field goal at the 3:50 mark followed by a basket by Shelbie Jones to cut the lead to eight at 24-16. The Tigers could only manage a field goal by freshman guard Kaylee Smith and a free throw by Daniels before the halftime buzzer sounded for a score of 19-28.

The Lady Tigers allowed Pineville to extend the lead to 16 by the end of the third quarter. Pineville cruised to an easy 62-43 victory.

Barbourville was led in scoring by Anna Daniels with 15 points. Whitney Brown poured in 12 points on four three pointers, Logan Taylor added eight, Shelbie Jones had four while Jehan Abuzour and Kaylee Smith each had two.