By Sean Gorman, Register Sports Writer
Gainesville Daily Register
Gainesville — After enduring back and forth basketball for most of its game against Ponder, the Lindsay Knights could not hang on late, falling 44-33 to the Lady Lions in their opener at the annual Holiday Classic.
LHS led 16-15 at halftime, but PHS opened the second half on a 15-7 run to take a 30-23 lead. Lindsay bounced back when junior guard Taryn Stringfellow scored four straight points to cut the lead to two. But Ponder responded by scoring 12 of the game’s final fourteen points, including two straight 3-point plays by junior guard Teryana Sledge, to clinch the win.
Maddy Zimmerer paced the LHS offense in the loss, scoring in each quarter and leading the team with 14 points.
The Lady Knights will next play in the consolation semifinal at noon today.