(By Bruce Hixon)
On a night where the Carlyle Lady Indians shoot 100 percent at the free throw line (eight-for-eight), they shoot just 16 percent from the field (six-for-38) as they fall at home to Nashville 33-21 Thursday.
Nashville scored the game’s first seven points and never trailed. Hornettes led 9-2 after one period and 20-10 at halftime. Nashville’s lead never dropped below 10 points in the second half as the Lady Indians hit just two of their first 20 shots. Hornettes led 29-14 after one period and matched that 15-point margin of lead when they took a 31-16 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
While Carlyle struggled from the field, Nashville made 50 percent (14-for-28) of its field goal attempts although the Hornettes were only five-for-14 at the free throw line. Molly Diekemper scored nine points to lead Carlyle, while Erica Cox had six.
Lady Indians fall to 5-14 on the season. Carlyle opens up play at the Highland Tournament Saturday when it faces Highland at 4 p.m.