The Yantis Lady Owls raced to a 31-6 lead over Fannindel before holding on after a furious Lady Falcon fourth-quarter rally to win 45-35.
An Ashton Burnett three-point shot gave Yantis a 34-9 lead with six minutes to go in the third quarter at the 6:13 mark. Fannindel used the rest of the quarter to go on a 10-2 run and close the gap to 36-20.
Behind the ball handling of Burnett and Montana Wetzel and the intense hustle on the boards from Maggie and Maddie Hooker, the Lady Owls held on in the final quarter for the 10-point win. A Sidney Williams bucket with less than two minutes to go gave Yantis a 45-32 lead and put the game out of reach.
Burnett led Yantis with 15 points followed by Wetzel’s 13, and Maggie Hooker with nine, Williams four and Macy Starrett two.
The Lady Owls were at home against Christian Home Educators Tuesday after Monitor presstime.