Turnovers thwart Scrapperettes against conference foes

By John R. Schirmer
Leader staff
The Nashville Scrapperettes dropped two District 7-4A games last week. Despite the losses, Nashville remains in fourth place in the district standings.
Central Arkansas Christian defeated the Scrapperettes 55-33 Friday night in North Little Rock.
“We had too many turnovers,” Coach Ron Alexander said. The Scrapperettes lost the ball 26 times against the Lady Mustangs.
CAC led 13-11 after the first quarter and 20-15 at halftime. However, the Scrapperettes turned the ball over 12 times in the third quarter, Alexander said. “Turnovers hit early in the third. We went from being 5 points down to 12 points down in a heartbeat. We forced some CAC turnovers, too.”
The Lady Mustangs turned the ball over 17 times, or 27 percent of their possessions. The Scrapperettes turned the ball over on 35 percent of their possessions.
Kassidy Snowden was the Scrapperettes’ leading scorer with 9 points. KeeKee Richardson added 7, followed by Shayla Wright and Maddi Horton with 5 each, Timaya Sanders with 4 and Tiyonna Garland with 3.
The Scrapperettes had trouble scoring, according to Alexander. “It was bad. We had 75 possessions and scored 33 points. CAC had 64 possessions and scored 55 points.”
The Scrapperettes averaged .44 points per possession compared to 1.16 for CAC.
For the game, Nashville shot 45.5 percent from the free throw line, 26 percent from 2-point range and 33 percent from 3-point range.
The Scrapperettes recorded 19 offensive rebounds and 10 defensive rebounds.
Nashville has three regular-season conference games remaining after hosting Arkadelphia Tuesday night.
Ashdown will visit Scrapper Arena Friday night. The Scrapperettes will travel to Malvern Feb. 11 and will host Arkansas Baptist Feb. 14 in the final game of the regular season. The Baptist game will be senior night in Scrapper Arena.
Pulaski Robinson
The Scrapperettes saw a first-half lead evaporate in the second half, and they lost to Pulaski Robinson 29-27.
Nashville led 9-3 after the first quarter and 10-7 at halftime. However, the Lady Senators outscored the Scrapperettes 10-6 in the third quarter and 12-11 in the fourth to seal the win.
Nashville shot 42 percent from the free throw line and 29 percent from the field, hitting only 10 of 34 shots from the field and none from 3-point range.
Sanders was the leading scorer for Nashville with 17 points; followed by Horton with 6, Bailey Walls with 2 and Richardson and Latrice Wiley with a point each.
The Scrapperettes lost 21 turnovers against Robinson, while pulling in 10 offensive rebounds and 20 defensive.

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