Lady Friars begin title defense with split in first games

Lady Friars begin title defense with split in first games

The defending champion Lady Friars opened the new season with a split in their first two games against tough UIL 6A programs.

In their opener Friday, the Lady Friars (1-1) dropped a 57-56 decision at South Grand Prairie after leading the majority of the way.

SGP outscored Lynch 19-13 in the final frame after the Lady Friars had taken a 14-12 lead after one, 32-20 at the half and 43-38 after three.

Endyia Rogers scored a game-high 23 points, Nyah Green tossed in 17 and Natalie Lark added seven to lead the Lady Friars.

The team was able to turn things around Tuesday in their home opener against Skyline, routing the Lady Raiders by a 59-43 score.

Lynch led 11-9 after the first frame, 30-20 at the half and took a 43-29 advantage into the final period.

Green led all scorers with 19, Rogers pumped in 17 and freshman Paige Bradley scored eight for the Lady Friars.

The ladies are competing today through Saturday in the Colleyville Heritage Tipoff Classic. They opened the event with a 10:30 am matchup against Crowley and will play again this evening at either 6 or 7:30 pm.

The Lady Friars return home Nov. 21 for a nondistrict contest against McKinney.