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.”