MARIETTA — After ending 2018 on a sour note with a loss to Comanche, the Lone Grove Lady Horns made sure to get their 2019 off on the right foot Friday night.

MARIETTA — After ending 2018 on a sour note with a loss to Comanche, the Lone Grove Lady Horns made sure to get their 2019 off on the right foot Friday night.

Fueled by a balanced scoring attack, the Lady Horns were able to make short work of the Marietta Lady Indians by a score of 52-22 at the Marietta High School Gymnasium. moving them to 5-4 on the season.

“We made some mistakes early on against the press,” Lone Grove coach Sam Hale said. “However, on the offensive and defensive rebounding side of things we did a good job there controlling the game. You are always worried about the first game back  following a break, but for the most part we played a team-oriented game out there tonight and I’m very pleased with the girls.”

“Madison (Anderson) and Cheyanne (Davis) are both going to draw a lot of attention,” Hale said. “When that happens we have several other girls who are open and can step up for us. I thought Lydia (Saavedra) and Anna (Black) were two of those girls who had great games tonight. Having girls like that step up for us really opens things up so we can make more shots in transition.” 

Anderson and Davis were busy enough for the Lady Horns in the game, combining for 31 of Lone Grove’s total points on the night.

Davis led all scorers with 18 points with Anderson scoring 13.

In the first quarter, Marietta managed to stay within two points at 4-2 and 8-6, but ended the frame down 10-6.

Before halftime, Lone Grove managed to pull away as the Lady Horns scored 22 points, while holding the Lady Indians to just six to finish off the first half leading 32-12.

Lone Grove clamped down on defense primarily in the third quarter, holding Marietta to just one point while extending its own lead to 41-13.

Down the stretch, the Lady Horns kept the Lady Indians at bay, outscoring them in the fourth quarter 11-9.

Saavedra added six points for Lone Grove along with Malea McMurtrey.

Toriauna Douglass led Marietta (4-7) with nine points followed by Yaslin Sanchez with six points.

Lone Grove will be hosting Sulphur Tuesday night, while Marietta will host Davis.