Fans of unselfish passing and the drive-and-dish style of offense were treated to an impressive display by the Ardmore Lady Tigers. Ardmore also made a habit of stealing inbound passes and many others en route to a convincing 73-41 win over Wichita Falls Hirschi in the first round of the Ardmore Holiday Festival on Thursday. “Shots were going down tonight, we had a hot shooter in Autumn Booker,” Ardmore coach Kevin Kelly said. “She has the propensity to make some shots for us, and we know that. The kids know when she gets hot, to get her the basketball a little bit more.” Autumn Booker finished with 14 points and four of the five three-pointers made by the Lady Tigers. Ardmore's junior guard Tee Taylor, who led the way with 16 points, attracted the attention of the Lady Huskies defense and spread the ball around with well-timed passes on the move. “We were able to dribble penetrate and kick the ball out and be selfless,” Kelly said. “(Autumn Booker) was making shots and we tried to get it to her as much as we could.” Autumn Booker hit a pair of three-pointers in the first quarter along with speedy sophomore Kevy Davis for an early 18-2 lead. Three stolen inbound passes in a row and a banked three-pointer from Nia Lewis pulled Hirschi within 18-11. Lewis led all scorers with 31 points. Kelly called a time out to straighten up the Lady Tiger defense. After the time out, Ardmore tightened its grip on the lead behind Zoe' Booker's two blocks, and Faithlynn Piggee proved unstoppable in the low post on offense. Taylor wrapped up a busy first half with a steal and lay up. Followed up quickly with an offensive rebound and pass to Autumn Booker for a three-pointer and a 42-28 Lady Tiger lead. “Tee (Taylor) is a good basketball player,” Kelly said. “Our backcourt is an ongoing process. Having two senior kids graduate and having some kids step in without many minutes under their belt; she's learning on the job. She's been pretty good out there for us and taking care of business.” Taylor continued to drive the lane and dish to teammates in the third quarter with help from Piggee's rebounding and put backs gave the Lady Tigers a 60-35 lead after three quarters. “People see (Taylor's) scoring and shots she takes, but they don't see the court vision and the basketball IQ that she has and plays she's able to make,” Kelly said. “She's looking to be a passer first, other than being a shooting guard.” With Taylor out for much of the fourth quarter, Davis and freshman Jeliyah Palmer continued to pour on the defensive pressure, resulting in fast break opportunities to stay in front. Ardmore's team speed and depth could be a factor come playoff time, and the ladies appear comfortable together. “Team-wise, it's the kids enjoying playing together,” Kelly said. “When you have a team that's enjoying playing together, they share the ball and they know where each other are.” The Lady Tigers will face Mustang at 5 p.m. tonight in the semifinals. The winner will advance to face the winner between Deer Creek and Plainview 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The losing teams will play for third place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.