LOUISVILLE – The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers held off a furious comeback in the fourth period by Winston Patriots to win 47-44.
The Lady Volunteers started strong taking an early 18-11 advantage after the first period. The second period was more of a defensive game as both combined to only score 16 points. Starkville Academy took a 29-16 lead going into the half.
In the fourth period, things got interesting. With Starkville Academy up 39-25, the Lady Patriots outscored the Lady Vols 19-8, but the comeback fell short at the end.
Both teams had three players in double figures in scoring. SA's Nora Kathyrn Carroll led all scorers with 26 points with an impressive 6-for-7 shooting from behind the arc. Sallie Kate Richardson and Anna McKell both finished the night with 10 points a piece.
Marianne Ward and Darby Nowell helped Winston Academy stay in the game with 15 and 14, respectively.
Starkville Academy improved its overall record to 21-7 and play Meridian today at the Mid-South Challenge in Ackerman. The tip is set for 8:15 p.m.
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