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Butts led the team in scor­ing with 10 points as fel­low team­mates Kevin Boyle had seven and Faraad Ar­wood had six.

“It is a big boost to win a come­from-be­hind re­gion game like this,” said Brown. “Any given night you can be beat by any team in the re­gion. When you play at home you have to pro­tect your court.” af­ter a close fourth-quar­ter come­back at­tempt.

Be­ing out re­bounded and giv­ing up sec­ond chance points even­tu­ally led to Al­covy's down­fall.

“We are small and we know that,” said Al­covy coach Ka­dida Holtz­claw. “We drill and rep block outs in prac­tice, but when you don’t give any ef­fort, it goes to waste.”

Af­ter be­ing down as many as 18 points late in the third quar­ter the Lady Tigers be­gan to mount a come­back.

Alex Tucker made two 3point­ers in the con­clu­sion of the quar­ter that closed the gap to 12 head­ing into the fi­nal quar­ter.

With a boost of con­fi­dence, the Lady Tigers picked up their game. Lisa Kos­sally came up with three-strait turnovers.

Scor­ing a layup and pick­ing up two as­sists to Nikki and Tif­fany Moody, the Lady Tigers cut the lead to sin­gle dig­its with three min­utes left in the game.

Af­ter an­other Kos­sally steal and layup, the Lady Tigers found them­selves down only six points be­fore the wheels came off.

Al­covy com­mit­ted three-strait turnovers late that sealed its fate.

“We fi­nally started to get some move­ment and us­ing our ball fakes while looking for op­por­tu­ni­ties to score,” Holtz­claw said. “When things go bad we are lack­ing lead­er­ship. We need our se­niors to step it up. We have a lot of ball left to play and we are go­ing to have to find an­other gear.”

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