Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 6, 2015
home news sportsfeature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » January 20, 2009 » Carbon Sports » Carbon High Lady Dinos falter after huge region eight win
Published 2,450 days ago

Carbon High Lady Dinos falter after huge region eight win

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Sun Advocate reporter

With big expectations upon their shoulders, the Lady Dinos began region eight play last Tuesday night with a convincing 70-27 thrashing of North Sanpete. But the high didn't last long when the Emery Spartans came from behind on Thursday and handed them a 45-37 loss.

Girding for a real battle on Tuesday, the Carbon girls knew who they had to stomp on the Hawks squad. Once they showed they could take out North Sanpete's go-to girls, the Hawks seemed to fold and the Dinos ran away with the game.

Tia Pappas was all over the place, scoring 20 points, and dealing eight assists, four steals and four rebounds to lead the Dino's effort. Pappas was named the Carbon player of the game. Patricia Smith racked up 17 points and Samantha Smith added 12 in the rout.

Feeling good about things the Dinos turned their sights south as they headed into Emery territory. The Spartans have been playing good and always give Carbon a run for their money. But the Dinos took an early lead and just kept edging up the score. By the end of the third quarter Carbon had opened up a five point gap.

Then in the fourth it began falling apart. Emery picked up steam and the Dino offense sputtered. They were just unable to hit the shots they needed. Carbon held things close until about three minutes left in the game. Then a series of missed free throws and a couple of open shots let the game get ugly quick for the Lady Dinos.

"I yelled at them after the game," stated Coach Carlson, "We had the game in hand and they stopped playing to win and just played not to lose. It should have been the opposite with Emery down, they shouldn't have been the ones afraid, but I saw fear in our eyes. This mental thing against Emery is going to kill me."

The team heads over to take on Salem Hills on Tuesday and then returns to the friendly confines to play Juan Diego on Thursday night. Game time is at 7 p.m.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (2 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Carbon Sports  
January 20, 2009
Recent Sports
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us