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story.lead_photo.caption Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Joelle Tidwell (Farmington 33) gets a hand on the ball as Gabbi Scott (left) takes her shot during the fourth quarter of the Gravette-Farmington conference basketball contest Dec. 21 at the competition gym in Gravette.

GRAVETTE -- The competition gym was packed Dec. 21 as fans from Gravette and Farmington filled the bleachers to cheer on the hosting Lady Lions and the Lady Cardinals in the final conference contest of 2018. But Lady Lions fans faced disappointment as the Farmington Lady Cardinals overwhelmingly defeated Gravette by 22 points.

The Lady Lions fell behind early in the first half and, by the break, trailed the Lady Cardinals by five points.

Farmington was more aggressive in the second half, holding the Lady Lions to 17 points throughout the third and fourth quarters while expanding its lead to 22 by the end of the contest.

The Lady Cardinals defeated the Lady Lions, 62-40, ending the first half of their season with a conference victory.

Shylee Morrison and Abigail Beranek led the Lady Lions scoring drive with 12 points each, followed by Jessica Bookout with eight, Gabbi Scott with five and Brook Deihl with three.

Sports on 01/02/2019

Print Headline: Lady Lions fall to Lady Cards

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