With the start of the annual Tishomingo Invitational tournament Thursday came with it plenty of tough contests for Dickson, Madill and Marietta’s boys and girls teams.

With the start of the annual Tishomingo Invitational tournament Thursday came with it plenty of tough contests for Dickson, Madill and Marietta’s boys and girls teams.

Girls

Dickson 49 Atoka 36 

It was all business for the Dickson Lady Comets in their opening game as they dispatched of Atoka to advance to the semifinals.

Dickson led 10-4 after the first quarter, before outscoring the Lady Wampus Cats 13-11 in the second quarter to maintain the advantage. 

The Lady Comets pulled away further with a 17-7 third quarter run, before finishing the game off in the fourth quarter, despite being outscored 19-9.

Audrey Young led Dickson with nine points followed by Haley Davis with eight points, and Landri McClure with seven points. 

Latta 67 Madill 27 

Class 2A’s No. 5 team in the Latta Lady Panthers proved to be too much for the Madill Lady Wildcats to handle in the opening round on Thursday. 

Madill found itself down 19-6 after the first quarter, before Latta went on a 20-7 run in the second quarter.

Latte outscored the Lady Wildcats 28-14 in the second half. 

Abbie Lambertsen led Madill with eight points followed by Kristen Chapa with seven points. 

Pauls Valley 46 Marietta 30 

Three quarters of single digit scoring eventually came back to haunt the Marietta Lady Indians in their opening contest as they fell against Pauls Valley.

The Lady Panthers outscored Marietta 12-4 in the first quarter, before going on a 9-2 run to end the first half.

Marietta was held to just five points in the third quarter, before finishing the game strong with 19 points in the fourth quarter.

Kate Bone led Marietta with eight points in the game.  

Boys

Marietta 59 Pauls Valley 54 F/OT

There was plenty of drama for the No. 13 Marietta Indians in their opening game Thursday, as they managed to survive Pauls Valley in overtime.

Marietta was down 14-12 after the first quarter, before finding itself down 26-23 going into halftime.

However, the Indians came back in the second half outscoring the Panthers 23-20 to force an extra session.

Marietta outscored the Panthers 13-8 in the overtime period.

Zane Nutter led the way with 18 points followed by Coleton Taylor with 16 points and Trace Stewart with 13 points. 

Clinton 71 Dickson 45 

It was a rough day at the office for the Dickson Comets, as they were defeated by the Clinton Red Tornadoes in their opening round contest.

Clinton led 12-5 after the first quarter, before taking a 36-15 lead into the locker room.

Dickson was outscored 13-12 in the third, before being outscored 22-18 in the fourth quarter. 

Hunter Webb led the Comets with 10 points in the game. 

Atoka 59 Madill 56 

Despite a strong effort, the Madill Wildcats weren’t able to get past Atoka in the opening round Thursday in Tishomingo.

Atoka led 14-11 after the first quarter, before the Wampus Cats led 31-26 at the half.

Madill was outscored 14-11 in the third quarter, before a late rally by the Wildcats fell short in the fourth, despite outscoring Atoka 19-14. 

Miguel Duran led the Wildcats with 16 points followed by Wyatt Gray with 11 points.