The Leatherwood Lady Wildcats and the Viper Lady Hornets kicked off the 8th grade tournament. The contest was close throughout, with the Lady Wildcats steadily pulling away for the win.
The contest was back and forth in the first half. Viper got the better of the scoring in the first period (9-8), with Leatherwood making a comeback in the second quarter (11-7). The Lady Wildcats went into the intermission with the 19-16 lead.
The Lady Wildcats opened up some breathing room in the third period, and went into the final frame with a 34-24 cushion. The Lady Hornets would not be able to close the gap, and Leatherwood moved on in the tournament with a 43-31 win.
Leatherwood (43) Caudill 2, Halcomb 12, Shell 20, Whitaker 4, Pratt 4 and Caldwell 1.
Viper (31) Lankford 2, Wooton 4, Widner 4, Maggard 9, Black 2 and Parks 1.