BY EASTON LEONARD –
The Lady Outlaws of Dierks traveled to Acorn High School Tuesday, January 31st, to take on the Lady Tigers.
Both teams played it close in the first quarter, as Acorn took a 12-11 lead into the second. The Lady Tigers started off the second quarter of play with 13 straight points, forcing Dierks to call a timeout with 4:33 left in the half. Following the timeout, Acorn continued to add onto their lead, as the Lady Tigers took a 35-18 lead at halftime.
Carter led the Lady Outlaws with 7 points at the half, as Faith Hill led Acorn with 11 points.
Acorn didn’t let up at all in the third quarter, as the Lady Outlaws were held to only four points. The Lady Tigers scored 19 points of their own, to take a 54-22 lead going into the final quarter of play. Dierks outscored the Lady Tigers 11-5 in the fourth quarter, but still trailed by 26 when the final buzzer rang. Acorn won the game by a score of 59-33.
Number ten, Carter, led Dierks with 9 points, while number twenty-three added on 6, Martin and Sims 5, Alexander 4, and Whisenhunt and Nutt 2.
Faith Hill led the Lady Tigers with 18 points, as Tori Barrett scored 10 of her own, Morgan Fagan and Brittany Wilhite 8, Brooke Bates 7, Makayla Anderson 5, and Harley Dearing 3.
The Jr. High Lady Tigers defeated Dierks by a score of 58-36.