The Tishomingo girls used a strong defensive performance that kept Plainview struggling for open shots as they rolled to a 47-28 victory Saturday night to capture the Area I District 7 trophy.


The Tishomingo girls used a strong defensive performance that kept Plainview struggling for open shots as they rolled to a 47-28 victory Saturday night to capture the Area I District 7 trophy.


Tishomingo moves on in regional play against Sulphur Thursday night at 6:30. Plainview fell to the consolation side and will take on Lexington at 1:30 Thursday. Both games are at Plainview.


Tishomingo (19-4), ranked No. 10 in Class 3A, smothered Plainview with a full-court trap throughout the game. Plainview managed just one field goal in the opening period and fell behind 10-2. The Tishomingo defense kept Plainview off the scoreboard until Kristen Galles hit a layup with almost six minutes gone.


Tishomingo continued to rally and pushed its lead to 20-2 by the halfway mark in the second frame. Much of the offensive push by the hometown Indians was created by their lightning-quick defense that caused 13 Plainview turnovers in the first half.


Heading to intermission, the Tishomingo lead had grown to 25-8.


“We’ve been shooting the basketball really well of late,” Tishomingo coach Boyd Houser said. “Our guards have been doing a good job of hitting the 3-pointers, and getting the ball inside consistently.”


Brittney Treas and Lacey Dickerson led Tishomingo with nine points each and Kenzie Parker chipped in eight.    


Galles paced Plainview with 11 points and Weatherford finished with nine points.