Chickasha

Chickasha's Breanna French looks to make a play for Chickasha against Noble.

Tuesday night was the beginning of a new era for Lady Chick basketball as they opened the season at home against Noble.

Chickasha played its first official game with head coach Sheila Sanders at the helm.

The Lady Chicks put forth a valiant effort in cutting a 23-point deficit to nine by the end of the game. They fell to Noble 53-44.

Trailing 2-0, Breanna French gave Chickasha its first points of the season to tie the game. Noble would then go on a run.

Once again it was French who found the basket to end that run.

French had all two of Chickasha's field goals in the first quarter.

Noble would finish the first quarter on a high note and lead 18-5 heading to the second.

However, Chickasha continued to fight and slowly closed the gap going to halftime. The Lady Chicks outscored Noble 14-7 in the second quarter.

The Lady Bears grabbed a 14-point lead in the second quarter at 22-8, but Chickasha would finish strong.

The Lady Chicks finished the half on an 11-3 run and only trailed by six, 25-19, at halftime.

French finished with 10 points in the half and led the team with 18 points in the game.

It was the third quarter when the Lady Bears extended their lead. They outscored Chickasha 20-5 in the third eight minutes.

Lexi Albright proved to be a big spark for the Lady Chicks. She scored near the end of the third, and that would start a run to get Chickasha back in the game.

After falling behind 45-22 in the third, Chickasha would finish the game on a 22-8 run.

The Lady Chicks opened the fourth with eight straight points, making it 10 points in a row at that point.

It would be a back-and-forth game from there as Noble managed to hold off the strong comeback effort from the Lady Chicks.

Chickasha moves to 0-1 on the young season. They will host Lindsay on Friday.

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