Encore Girls Classic Game # 1
At Hartselle Gymnasium:
Russellville 10 3 6 12 - 31 (0-1)
Hartselle 10 15 18 9 - 52 (3-1)
FLASH NOTES: After getting a huge win Friday night vs. rival Brewer, the Lady Tigers struggled in the first quarter with Russellville.
But a 15-3 run in the second period sent Hartselle on its way to its third win in four games to open the first week of the season.
Hartselle led 25-13 at the half and 43-19 going into the final period. Between the second and third stanza, the Lady Tigers outscored the Golden Tigers 33-9 to break it open.
Point guard Noriah Taylor and forward Anna Mathis led the Lady Tigers with 14 apiece. Eighth grader Masyn Marchbanks tossed in 12.
Russellville began the 2017-18 season in this tournament. Madison Murray was the top scorer with 11.
Up next: Hartselle in quarterfinal game Tuesday 8:00 p.m.
Russellville in consolation game Tuesday 8:00 p.m. (Auxiliary Gym)
Hartselle's Anna Mathis (10) about to shoot free throw while Masyn Marchbanks (3) and Madison Lawler (12) trail the play Saturday morning in Encore Classic.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.