WELLS — The cold-shooting Martinsville Lady Pirates dug themselves into an early hole, as the Wells Lady Pirates scored the first 17 points of Thursday afternoon’s game and took a 17-2 lead at the end of the opening period. Wells led 30-13 at the half, but MHS battled in the final two periods, but still dropped a 55-30 decision on the opening day of the Wells Tournament in Pirate Gymnasium.
Martinsville will move on to the Consolation bracket of the tourney and will face the loser of Thursday’s Zavalla-Huntington matchup today at 10 a.m. in the WHS old gymnasium.
The rough start by Martinsville put the visiting Lady Pirates in a tough spot, but six different MHS playes scored in the contest despite the low-scoring affair. Cayla Butts led the way, reaching double figures and finishing with 10 points. Eight of her points came in the second and third periods.
Gracie Whitehead added seven points for MHS, dropping in five in the second quarter. Alice Ann Kressin scored four points, all of which came in the fourth quarter, while Chloe Randall, Carmen Choate and Kayden Siers each chipped in three points apiece.
Three Wells players reached double-figure scoring in the game. Jasmin Tobias scored 20 points to pace the squad, with Abbie Collins dropping in 17 points, of which 13 were scored in the first half. Heaven Trapp chipped in 10 points, with nine of her tally coming in the first two periods.
After taking the 15 lead at the end of the opening period, Wells maintained the lead at the half, taking a 30-13 lead into the locker room.
Martinsville then outscored WHS 11-9 in the third quarter before Wells coasted to the 25-point victory.