Coal Grove fights Lincoln Co. to the final buzzer

By Nikki Blankenship -

The Coal Grove Hornets girls basketball lost to Lincoln County Monday night in a tight game that ended with Lincoln County winning 47-42. The Hornets stayed close the entire game despite trailing three quarters. At the end of the first, Lincoln was leading 11-9. By the half, Coal Grove had taken the lead, with Lincoln Co. down 21-22. However, Lincoln County soon regained their lead. It was a defensive battle on both sides with multiple picks and blocks, keeping the score low and close.

Leading for Lincoln was Carly McComas with 12 points. McComas scored two-three point baskets, two-two point baskets and two of two free throws. Coming up behind McComas was Alli Farmer with 11 points gained through five-two point goals and one of two free throws.

Destiny Dolen not only led for the Hornets but also outscored McComas with 13 points. Dolen scored five-two point shots and three of three free throws.

Coal Grove will will go on to play on Friday at River Valley.

Box Score


Lincoln Co. 11 10 13 13 47

Coal Grove 9 13 10 10 42


Lincoln Co.: Wiley-8, Adkins-3, McComas-12, Roberts-9, Pennington-4, Farmer-11

Coal Grove: McKnight-10, Deer-3, Compliment-10, Murphy-1, Dolen-13, Bryant-4

By Nikki Blankenship

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1930 or on Twitter @nikkib45653.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1930 or on Twitter @nikkib45653.