After a lengthy road swing to start the season, the Lone Grove Lady Horns gave their fans something to cheer about in their home opener Friday night.

After a lengthy road swing to start the season, the Lone Grove Lady Horns gave their fans something to cheer about in their home opener Friday night. 

Lone Grove used a balanced scoring attack to take down the Calera Lady Bulldogs 59-43 at the Gary Scott Sports Complex.

The victory moves the Lady Horns to 4-3 on the season, and gives them their first two-game winning streak of the season.

“We got to play a lot of kids, and try and work on things offensively,” Lone Grove coach Sam Hale said. “Defensively, we played good at times, and other times it was kind of lackluster. We’ve got to make sure we are high intensity the whole game.”

In the first quarter, defense set the tone as the Lady Horns used a suffocating full court press to hold the Lady Bulldogs to the tune of four points. 

Lydia Saavedra carried the offensive load for her team in the first quarter, scoring 11 of her game high 20 points in the first quarter.

“Lydia is kinda coming into her own,” Hale said. “She has gained a lot more confidence, ands is getting a lot more confident in her shot, penetrating and shooting. I am pretty proud of her the way she handled it out here.”

Lone Grove continued its sold defensive play before halftime, extending its advantage to 28-13 going into the break.

Following the interval, the Lady Horns offense took its turn making plays. 

After scoring just four points in the first half, Madison Anderson erupted in the third with a six point effort in the third to boost her teams lead to 42- 24. Anderson finished the game with 19 points. 

Calera didn’t get any closer than 11 points in the fourth quarter, as the Lady Horns wrapped up their first home victory of the season.

Lone Grove will be back at home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night hosting Comanche at the Gary Scott Sports Complex.