The Saltillo Lady Lions went to Avery Tuesday, looking to pick up a win in their district opener. After going 9-8 in their first 17 preseason games, the Lady Lions were hoping to stay above the .500 mark while also getting off to a 1-0 start in district play.
The Lady Lions set the tone from the very beginning, getting out to a quick double-digit lead at the end of the first frame. Saltillo found another level in the second quarter, outscoring Avery 21-6 to push their lead to 36-10 entering the second half.
The offense slowed down in the second half, though the Lady Lions still controlled the pace the entire way. After outscoring Avery 11-5 in the third quarter, Saltillo was able to cruise to a 60-26 win.
“Good start to district play with balanced scoring and good defense,” assistant coach Nick Boekhorst said. “Nice to get a win coming off a loss.”
Julianna Giles was the leading scorer for the Lady Lions, adding to a very impressive start to the season with a 15-point outing. It was Giles’ second consecutive game in double-digits, after having 12 points in their most recent outing.
Two more Lady Lions finished in double-digits as well, as Maysen Pipken scored 14 points and Allie Lane had 13 points. Ryleigh Redar was just behind them with nine points, while Gabby Ross and Brianna Tawil each had four points.
The Lady Lions will be back in action Friday with a road game against Cumby. The game is varsity only and will begin at 6 p.m. Coverage of the game will be published on Front Porch News.