The Fightin' Indians of Jacksonville kicked off District 16-4A play by claiming a dramatic overtime triumph over Lindale at Eagle Gymnasium Friday evening.
The final score was 60-54, with the Tribe outscoring the Eagles 8-2 in the bonus session.
The Lindale Lady Eagles notched their first loop victory of the season while keeping the Jacksonville girls winless (0-3) in district outings.
Lindale (12-9, 1-2 16-4A) opened up a 17-7 advantage after the first eight minutes of play and never looked back in defeating Jacksonville, 45-32.
Jacksonville will return home on Tuesday to host Corsicana, with the varsity girls scheduled to play at 6:15 p.m., followed by the guys at 7:45.
The Corsicana boys (13-7, 1-0) upset Whitehouse, 62-58, Friday night in Corsicana while the Lady Tigers (17-6, 3-0) defeated Whitehouse's girls, 39-32.
The Lindale Lady Eagles shot out to a 8-0 start before Jacksonville could get going, and the 17-7, first quarter lead turned into a 45-32 win for the Lady Eagles.
Only two JHS field goals held the Fightin’ Maidens back in the first stanza.
Lindale’s, Natasha Malone scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the first half, and grabbed eight rebounds in the first half. Malone totaled out with 13 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three assists.
Jacksonville fought back within a 30-26 score after Damonica Franklin, and Jasmine Parson made back-to back steals and baskets midway through the third quarter, and the quarter finished up 34-28, Lindale.
Jacksonville could not manage to convert several layups in the final quarter, being outscored 8-4, for the 45-32 final score. Jacksonville could not manage to convert several layups in the final quarter, being outscored 8-4, for the 45-32 final score.
Jasmine Parson paced the Fightin’ Maidens with 14-points, while Franklin added 10-points, and seven rebounds in the setback.
Lindale 45, Jacksonville 32
Jacksonville 7 11 10 4 - 32
Lindale 17 11 8 8 - 45
JACKSONVILLE – Jasmine Parson, 14; Jada Parson, 2; Incahantra Kendrick, 2; Damonica Franklin, 10; Mireya Gaitan, 2; Moquesha Robertson, 2.
LINDALE - Paige Murphy, 8; McKenna Cox, 10; Natasha Malone, 15; Pilkington, ; 2; Heather Gilbert, 3; Hall, 2; Walker, 5.