Ethan Christian on defense for the Chicks.

Austin Litterell

The Fightin' Chick basketball team never trailed and held off a late Lindsay rally on Friday at home to remain undefeated.

Chickasha led by 15 at halftime and would end up winning by six, 44-38, to move to 2-0 on the year.

The Chicks were able to get off to a quick start, jumping out to an early 4-0 lead thanks to back-to-back baskets from Ethan Christian.

Deon Autaubo added a trey in the period, and Chickasha led 11-3 after the first.

Chickasha's attacking defense was also on display in the first half.

Lindsay was held to just one field goal in the first quarter and three in the first half.

Christian continued to show off his offensive game with two 3-point baskets in the second quarter. The second of those 3-point baskets put Chickasha up 20 at 25-5.

Lindsay cut its deficit to 15 at half with five consecutive points.

Chickasha came out of the locker room and looked to pull away. A steal and a basket from Deonte Wash gave the Chicks a 30-12 advantage.

However, Lindsay would answer with an 8-0 run to pull within 10 points.

Up 11, Wash sent his team to the fourth with some momentum by hitting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

Chickasha led the Leopards 35-21 after three quarters of play.

However, Lindsay would gain momentum and cut its deficit to just five late in the game at 42-37.

But the comeback would come up short, and the Chicks would hold on for the victory.

The Chicks were led by Christian and Wash on the offensive end of the court. Both players finished the game with 11 points.

Chickasha's Tuesday game at Tuttle will feature a pair of 2-0 teams. The Tigers have picked up wins over Newcastle and Purcell so far this season.

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