PELAHATCHIE – The Starkville Academy girls basketball team got the 2012 season underway on a positive note.
The Lady Volunteers beat Bowling Green School (La.) 51-46 at the East Rankin Girls Preseason Tournament Tuesday night.
After the first quarter the Lady Vols led 12-8. They entered halftime with a slim lead at 23-21.
SA took control in the third quarter as they outscored the Lady Buccaneers 13-8 in the third period, and took a 36-29 lead into the fourth quarter.
Bowling Green outscored Starkville Academy 17-15 in the fourth quarter.
Senior and Central Arkansas commit Maggie Proffitt led the way for the Lady Vols with 14 points. Sophomore Sallie Kate Richardson added 11 points, while Tiffany Huddleston and Anna Lea Little each had nine.
The Lady Vols will be back in action at East Rankin Thursday when they play Brookhaven at 5:15 p.m. The junior high team will play at 4 p.m.