While Christmas might be more than a week away, the Plainview Lady Indians decided to give themselves an early present on Saturday at home.

While Christmas might be more than a week away, the Plainview Lady Indians decided to give themselves an early present on Saturday at home.

Plainview managed to incorporate a bend, but don’t break style of play, as the Lady Indians held on for a 50-44 victory over the Byng Lady Pirates at the Plainview Activity Center.

The win moved Plainview to 6-2 on the season, while also giving them their second three-game winning streak of the season.

“I’m very proud of the girls, and right now I think our defense is looking better,” Plainview coach Chad Walker said. “Our defense is what is winning games for us right now. Each game gives our girls a chance to learn something new about themselves. We learned a lot tonight about who is going to step up for us. The way we have won this week has made me super proud of the girls.”

Plainview found itself down for the majority of the first quarter, before taking its first lead at 8-5 with 2:39 left in the first.

The Lady Indians managed to keep ahold of their advantage going into the second at 15-12.

Early in the second quarter, the Lady Pirates seemed to be holding all the momentum, as they regained the lead at 16-15 with 7:21 left before halftime.

Byng then went on a brief 4-0 run, which increased the Lady Pirates lead to 20-15 with five minutes to go in the first half.

However, just under three minutes later, the Lady Indians had managed to even things up at 22-22, before finishing the half off on a 4-2 run to lead 26-24 going to the locker room.

The Lady Pirates never got any closer than three points in the third quarter, as Plainview held a 36-30 lead going to the fourth.

Down the stretch, Plainview had to make free throws to keep the Lady Pirates at bay, as Byng threatened, but could only get to 45-42 with 57 seconds left in regulation.

Amiya Howard led the Lady Indians with 15 points followed by Megan Winchester with nine points.

Riley Grant scored eight points, while Anna Simmons and Emilee Hudson each put in seven points.

Plainview is off until the new year begins, when the Lady Indians will play Madill on Jan. 8.