Strong second quarter leads Lady Tigers to 61-44 win at Fairview

The sixth-ranked Hartselle Lady Tigers extended their winning streak to 14 games following their 61-44 road win at Fairview Tuesday night.

The Lady Aggies hit three three-pointers in the first quarter on their way to a 15-10 lead after the first eight minutes.

The Lady Tigers opened the quarter on a 10-4 run that included back-to-back threes by Masyn Marchbanks to grab a 20-19 lead. Following a Hartselle timeout, Maggie McCleskey drained a three-pointer to extend the lead to 23-19. After a Fairview three-pointer, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Aggies 13-4 over the final 3:41 of the second quarter to grab a 36-26 halftime lead. Marchbanks had 14 to lead Hartselle in the quarter, while McCleskey had six.

A Marchbanks’ three ignited a 7-2 run to start the third that extended the lead to 43-28. Hailey Holshouser scored five of the final six Lady Tigers’ points of the quarter as their lead was 49-35 going to the fourth.

Hartselle outscored the Lady Aggies 12-9 in the fourth to secure the 17-point victory.

Marchbanks finished with 21 points, five rebounds, and five steals to lead Hartselle (16-2). Lillyanna Cartee finished with a double-double, 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Holshouser added 13.

Molly McKelvy had 17 to lead Fairview (11-7).

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