By Todd Wills
Corsicana Daily Sun
The Lady Tigers want to win the defining moment of every game they play this season.
In Tuesday’s season opener, it was the opening tip.
The Lady Tigers jumped all over Hillsboro, scoring the first nine points and running away with a 70-11 victory at Tiger Gym.
The Lady Tigers had 24 steals, playing sensational defense. Hillsboro managed only a single basket in the first, third and fourth quarters.
“We played hard,” Prevost said. “We showed what type of team we’re going to be. We can press and get up in your face. We showed Corsicana that we’re going to be a factor.”
Corsicana also hit two 3-pointers among the first three shots it made, a big departure from the Lady Tigers in the first three seasons under Art Prevost. Erica Melendez and Calae Wilson knocked in shots from downtown for an 8-0 lead.
“We’ve spent a lot of time on that,” Prevost said.
The Lady Tigers went on a 25-0 run to take a 36-2 lead with 2:28 left to go in the second quarter. After that, it was just a question of how many points Corsicana would score.
The Lady Tigers had balanced scoring. Tatyana Betts and Wilson scored 12 points each. Destini Lunsford had 10 points. Alexis Baston had nine points.
An overall great opening night for Corsicana as the Lady Tigers’ junior varsity and freshmen also won.
“I was proud of them,” Prevost said. “They took care of what they needed to do.”
Corsicana 70, Hillsboro 11
Hillsboro 2 5 2 2 — 11
Corsicana 19 17 16 18 — 70
Hillsboro — Megan Washington 6, Natalie Turner 4, Doylnelia Hughes 1.
Corsicana — Alexis Baston 9, Shamara Taylor 6, Destini Lunsford 10, Galinda Davis 4, Tamera White 2, Tatyana Betts 12, Calae Wilson 12, Ariel Bartee 2, Erica Melendez 7, Myra Hammons 2, Briana Biltz 4.
Records — Hillsboro 0-1, Corsicana 1-0.