By Tim Chambers
Elizabethton was on course for a sweet victory, but a pair of Hilltoppers left the Lady Cyclones with a “Tarter” taste.
Tianna Tarter and Gabby Lyon combined for 46 points to help undefeated Science Hill get past ’Betsy 65-52 on Friday inside John Treadway Gymnasium.
The dynamic duo proved to be unstoppable. Tarter and Lyon scored all of Science Hill’s first-half points and the team’s first 32 before Abbey True’s trifecta at the 2:57 mark of the third.
“There are some Division I players who aren’t as effective off the dribble as Tarter,” said coach Len Dugger of Elizabethton. “Who are you going to scheme your defense around stopping? If Gabby gets you in a one-on-one situation, she’s so capable of scoring. I didn’t feel like we really competed. The shots we normally make didn’t fall.”