While the No. 3 Ardmore Lady Tigers haven’t had many home games this season, they’ve made the most of their opportunities inside the Tigers Den.

While the No. 3 Ardmore Lady Tigers haven’t had many home games this season, they’ve made the most of their opportunities inside the Tigers Den.

AHS showed no signs of rust playing their first game in 13 days, as the Lady Tigers easily dispatched of the Douglass Trojanettes 60-33 Thursday night, in the opening game of the Holiday Classic tournament.

Ardmore (7-0) will be back in action this evening against Denison at 6:30 p.m.

Denison was a 47-35 victor over Godley earlier in the day, while Lake Country Christan defeated Van 42-32 in the other girls contest.

Four players scored in double figures for the Lady Tigers, as they won a physical contest against a Douglass squad which fell to 3-3 on the season.

“It’s always hard coming off a break, and our kids were extra excited with this being our second home game of the season,” Ardmore coach Debra Manley said. “We got after it and set the tone early. We shot the ball well and played some tough defense. I was just pleased at the way all the girls contributed tonight.”

Douglass managed to stay with the Lady Tigers early in the first quarter at 7-6, but Ardmore soon woke up with a 10-2 run to end the first leading 17-8.

It was before halftime though when Ardmore flexed its muscles on both ends of the floor.

AHS managed to hold the Trojanettes to just five points before halftime, while exploding on the offensive end for 27 points to take a commanding 44-18 advantage into the locker room.

Despite being outscored in the third quarter 11-9, the Lady Tigers still led 53-24, before Douglass outscored Ardmore again in the fourth 9-7.

The lone bright spot for the Trojanettes was junior Caleigh Stevenson, who led all scorers on the evening with 26 points.

Ardmore meanwhile was led by J’Sades Ainsworth with 18 points, followed by Sierra and Amaya Gordon with 11 points each. 

Tieronay Banks scored 10 points, with Reagan McCurley scoring three points, and Makila Case adding two points.

“It doesn’t matter who scores on the this team,” Manley said. “These girls all play hard and that’s when this team is at their best. We all know we’re going to get the same amount of recognition, so it’s just a lot of fun to watch these girls out there.”

Ardmore (7-0) will be back in action this evening against Denison at 6:30 p.m.

Denison was a 47-35 victor over Godley earlier in the day, while Lake Country Christan defeated Van 42-32 in the other girls contest.

Ardmore will face off with Godley on Saturday.