(Ironton) The Arcadia Valley girls basketball team held serve at home against the Kingston Cougars tonight as the Lady Tigers earned a 65-44 win on the MyMoInfo SportStream.
Arcadia Valley came out firing on all cylinders as they raced out to a 16-point lead at the end of the first quarter.
Kingston was able to tighten things up a bit in the second after a flurry and some history for their standout junior Madison Nelson.
Nelson became just the first Kingston girls basketball player to reach 1500 points in her career as she finished the night with 22.
Arcadia Valley extended the lead and pulled away in the second half to coast to the 21-point win.
The highlight of the night for the Lady Tigers was when Gracee Smith made some history of her own in the third quarter.
Smith needed 30 points to reach 2000 for her career and she finished the night with 35 en route to becoming just the fourth girls basketball player in MAAA history to accomplish the feat.
Smith says it was special to reach the mark on their home court.
Lady Tigers’ head coach Ricky Turnbough says he is so proud of his tremendous senior.
Arcadia Valley improves to (10-9) and (3-1) in MAAA Small School play and will be back at home on Monday when they host Valley Caledonia.
Kingston falls to (10-5) and (3-1) in MAAA Small School play and will be at home on Monday to take on West County.
Full Game Audio: Arcadia Valley 65 vs. Kingston 44
Full Arcadia Valley Postgame with Turnbough and Smith:
Full Kingston Postgame with Moulton: