On the final game of the season before Christmas, there was plenty of stirring going on between the Ardmore Lady Tigers and the Byng Lady Pirates Thursday night.

On the final game of the season before Christmas, there was plenty of stirring going on between the Ardmore Lady Tigers and the Byng Lady Pirates Thursday night.

However, as the story has gone throughout the first six games this season, it was the No. 3 Lady Tigers riding off into the night with a victory, this time by a score of 48-27 at the Ardmore High School Gymnasium.

The victory moved the Lady Tigers to 6-0 on the season, and was their 16th straight win at home.

“Defensively we have been doing a great job,” Ardmore coach Debra Manley said. “The kids really had to play a lot of defense tonight, and I was very proud of them for staying focused. We’ve got a lot of girls coming back into the groove, and coming off the bench and giving us good minutes.”

Ardmore opened the game with a 7-0 run in the first quarter, before Byng finished with a 7-4 run of its own to end the quarter down 11-7.

The Lady Pirates managed to get to within two points at 11-9 just 30 seconds into the second quarter, but would never get closer the rest of the way.

To end the first half, Ardmore would go on an 11-5 run to lead 22-14 at the break.

A big reason for the advantage was thanks to Sierra Gordon, who scored 16 of her 21 points in the first half to pace the Lady Tigers. 

“All the kids have something to contribute,” Manley added. “We got some inside shots off of them (Byng) tonight. Everyone did their role tonight and that’s what we harp on the girls to do every time they take the floor.”

Following the break, it was the Lady Tigers defense which stole the momentum away from the Lady Pirates as Ardmore held Byng to just six points in the third quarter, leading to a 35-20 advantage going to the fourth.

Another single digit scoring defensive effort by the Lady Tigers in the fourth sealed the victory, as they outscored the Lady Pirates 13-7 down the stretch.

Amaya Gordon added nine points for the Lady Tigers, with Reagan McCurley scoring seven, and Miyah McGee putting in four points. 

Ardmore (6-0) is off until Dec. 27 when the Lady Tigers will play in the annual Ardmore Holiday Classic tournament.