of the second half, Alcovy ripped off seven straight to take a 27-26 lead with 3:29 to go in the period.
Alex Tucker’s 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining in the third capped a 14-3 run before Mt. Zion closed the quarter with three unanswered points.
“We had a little trouble keeping them off the glass in the fourth quarter,” Holtzclaw said. “It’s something we have to keep working on in practice. We are small and that’s our nemesis.”
Tucker led the way for Alcovy with 14 points followed by Tiffany Moody with 12. Lisa Kos-
Alcovy drops to 1-2 in Region 4-AAAA with the loss, one that Holtzclaw said will sting until her team gets back on the court.
“Our girls were excited and they thought this is a game we were going to win, especially when we got up,” Holtzclaw said. “Our bench was excited and it’s really disappointing to come out on the losing end.”