MARIETTA — Just two days after enduring a grueling double overtime encounter with Lone Grove, the Dickson Lady Comets got an unexpected challenge in the opening game of the Ronnie Moore Invitational.

MARIETTA — Just two days after enduring a grueling double overtime encounter with Lone Grove, the Dickson Lady Comets got an unexpected challenge in the opening game of the Ronnie Moore Invitational.   Ardmore’s junior varsity squad put more than just a scare into the Lady Comets, but it wasn’t enough as Dickson escaped with a 53-43 victory over the Lady Tigers at Marietta High School.   The Lady Comets will play in the semifinals today at 4 p.m. while the Lady Tigers will play in the consolation semifinals at 10 a.m.   Dickson appeared to be in control in the first quarter as DHS led 15-9 going to the second.   However, the Lady Tigers began to show signs of life before halftime as they slowly cut into the Lady Comets lead at 21-15 with 5:45 left before halftime.   Just four minutes later though, Ardmore was within one point at 26-25.   Dickson managed to head into the break with a slim 28-27 advantage.   Less than four minutes into the third quarter, the game was all square at 32-32.   Despite the surge in offense though, the Lady Tigers struggled the last four minutes of the third quarter, being outscored 11-2, which led to a 43-34 lead for the Lady Comets going to the fourth.   Try as they might down the stretch, the Lady Tigers couldn’t any closer to Dickson, as the Lady Comets outscored the Lady Tigers 10-9 in the fourth to win the game.   Sienna Young led the Lady Comets with 15 points followed by Audrey Young with 14 points.   Ardmore was led by Khalayah Willis with 17 points in the game.