The win gives the Lady Eagles a 1-0 district record and a 14-6 mark for the season.
“We are very excited about this win and worked hard for four quarters against a very competitive team. This was a team effort, everyone contributed to this big win,” said Lady Eagle head coach Darcy Siddon.
Pettus used a strong first period to stake themselves to a 13-7 lead over the Lady Marlins. The two teams battled evenly over the next eight minutes and it as a 25-20 contest going into the break.
The Lady Marlins showed lots of fight and outscored the Pettus girls 10-4 in the third quarter. That made it just a one-point ball game, 30-29, entering the final eight minutes with the Lady Marlins holding the slim lead. But, it was still anyone’s match to take.
The Lady Eagles came out firing in the fourth and regained the lead and would not let it go. The Pettus girls combined for 17 fourth quarter points while holding the Lady Marlins to just 10 points over the final eight minutes. That made the final a 46-40 win for the visiting Lady Eagles and a great start to district play.
Tori Garza led the way with 18 points (four treys) on the night with Jessica Stanley close behind with 17. Stanley completed her “double-double” with 12 rebounds in the game. She almost came up with a triple double, just two steals away from the trifecta.
Sarah Gill hit for four points and pulled down five rebounds to help out on the boards. Paige Fox had three points and seven rebounds while Olivia De Los Santos added two points. Lindsay P. hit for two points in the win with six caroms. Reserve Chloe Garza had one rebound and contributed two steals while playing some good defense for PHS.
The Lady Eagles are idle until Friday night. The Woodsboro Lady Eagles will travel to Pettus for a 6:15 p.m. district contest. The Pettus girls will then be on the road next Tuesday night in Yorktown.