The Quitman Lady Bulldogs fell to Cumby 40-35 in a hard-fought battle at Delbert Ballard Gym last Tuesday night.
The Lady Trojans took a first-quarter 13-5 lead. Quitman got scoring from Molly Tanner, Lucy Brannon and Madalyn Spears. In the second quarter, Quitman fell behind 20-10, but fought back with a pair of Tanner buckets and a field goal from Utopia Henry. Cumby hit a late bucket and had a 22-16 lead at intermission.
The teams battled in the third period with both teams scoring 10 points. Quitman got scoring from Spears, Tanner, Shelby Compton and Abby Dobbs. The Lady Bulldogs continued to fight and hustle after each loose ball, but came up short in the 40-35 loss.
Tanner led the scoring with 12 points while Henry added seven, Spears six, Brannon and Dobbs four each and Shelby Compton two.
The Lady Bulldogs will be at home to take on Scurry-Rosser Friday.