MARIETTA — After earning their first win of the season last week, the Marietta Lady Indians decided to come back for seconds Tuesday night at home.

MARIETTA — After earning their first win of the season last week, the Marietta Lady Indians decided to come back for seconds Tuesday night at home.

This time the second verse went to the tune of a 41-37 victory against the Ringling Lady Blue Devils, as the Lady Indians moved to 2-5 on the season.

Ringling meanwhile fell to 6-4 on the year and has now lost three straight games.

In the first quarter, the Lady Indians defense held the Lady Devils in check, allowing them to score just seven points. 

On offense, Kaylie Douglass scored five of her team high 13 points to put her team up 11-7 at the end of one.

Before halftime, the Lady Indians defense was even more suffocating, allowing just one made basket. Molly Koons scored half of the four Lady Blue Devils points in the second quarter, sinking both of her free throw attempts. 

Koons led all scorers in the game with 19 points.

After half time, the script changed, as the Lady Devils nearly doubled their first half score, adding ten points in the third quarter. 

On the opposite end of the floor, the Lady Indians were having difficulty finding the bottom of the net in the third as they scored just nine points. 

Despite this, Marietta still had a comfortable lead entering the fourth quarter at 31-21. 

Things got close for the Lady Indians during the fourth quarter after having a double-digit lead for most of the game. 

Koons continued her hot shooting in the fourth, sinking both of her three point attempts in the quarter and both free throws. 

Koons finished a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw for the game.

Despite being outscored in the fourth quarter 16-10, Marietta was able to hold on for the victory.  

Yaslin Sanchez added 10 points for Marietta in the game, while Kate Bone scored nine points.

Karagan Cox scored seven points for the Lady Blue Devils, with Sydney Southward adding four points.

Marietta will be back in action on Dec. 27 in the opening round of the Ronnie Moore Invitational tournament at Marietta, while Ringling is off until Jan. 4 against Wilson. 

The Ronnie Moore Invitational tournament runs through Dec. 29 and will feature several area teams including Madill, Springer and Healdton.