The Lyon County Lady Lyons came out on top in a decisive 58-37 victory over the Harrison County Fillies in the opening round of the Kelly Holiday Classic at Bourbon County High School in Paris on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
The Lady Lyons got off to a slow start, trailing 9-7 after the first quarter.
But they quickly turned things around in the second quarter, with Trinity Taylor tying the game at 11-11 just two minutes in.
A 12-0 run by the Lady Lyons put them ahead 23-11 with 3:09 left in the half, and back-to-back 3-pointers from Gracen Wynn sent the team into halftime with a 20-14 advantage.
The Lady Lyons continued to extend their lead in the second half, ending the third quarter with a 36-26 advantage.
They reached their largest lead of the night, a 58-37 margin, on a long jumper from Tavionna Edwards.
The game came down to Lyon County’s offense being more productive, shooting 46.2% overall compared to Harrison County’s 25%. Ella DeFew led the way for the Lady Lyons with 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Taylor had 13 points and Wynn added eight. Courtney Collins finished with seven points and 10 rebounds, and Piper Cotham also scored seven points.
Baylee Hudgins was the only Harrison County player in double figures, with 10 points.
The teams were close in rebounds, with Lyon County collecting 34 and Harrison County grabbing 33.
Harrison outshot Lyon County from the free throw line, making 9/14 compared to Lyon’s 5/12.
Lyon County was five for 16 from outside the arc, while Harrison County only made two 3-point shots during the game.
Overall, it was a strong performance from the Lady Lyons, who used a strong offensive showing to secure the 58-37 victory.
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