Lady Tigers defeat Guntersville at Christmas Beach Bash

The Lady Tigers opened up the Christmas Beach Bash against Guntersville.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 13-10 first-quarter lead behind eight points from Masyn Marchbanks. Gracie Hill added three, and Mary Frances Itsede had two.

In the second quarter, Guntersville responded by outscoring Hartselle 19-14 to lead 29-27 at the halftime break. Marchbanks’ nine points helped keep the Lady Tigers close.

The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Wildcats 16-11 in the third quarter to grab a 43-40 lead heading into the final quarter. Marchbanks led the way with six points, while Kaitlyn Hogan scored four and Hill added three.

Hartselle (8-5) finished the game by outscoring Guntersville 12-11 for the 55-51 win. Hill hit two threes to lead the Lady Tigers.

Marchbanks finished with a team-high 26 points. Hill added 12 points, while Itsede had nine and Hogan had six.

Olivia Vandergriff had a game-high 28 points to lead Guntersville (11-5).