The Tuttle Lady Tigers and Chickasha Lady Chicks returned to action Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers — ranked 14th in Class 4A — ran away from the Lady Chicks in the second quarter and ran to a 74-20 victory in Chickasha. Tuttle moved to 5-2 on the season with the win, and Chickasha fell to 3-4 with the loss.
Despite falling in a 10-0 hole early, the Lady Chicks were only trailing by single digits in the second quarter. A Leighanne Eaton free throw made the score 14-8 in favor of Tuttle, but the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Chicks 16-5 the rest of the half.
Tuttle freshman Landry Allen was a dominant presence throughout the game, nearly outscoring Chickasha by herself with a game-high 19 points. Thirteen of those points came in the first half.
While Tuttle’s size dominated throughout the game, its shooting picked up in the second half and helped the Lady Tigers score the first 25 points of the third quarter.
The Lady Tigers hit six 3-pointers in the third quarter and eight in the second half. They finished the game with 10 makes from beyond the arc.
Tuttle’s Storie Driver hit a 3-pointer near the end of the first half and used that momentum to hit three more in the third quarter, along with two from Kenzie Fallis and one from Mary Owen in the period.
The Lady Tigers led 55-13 when a Chickasha triple ended the streak of unanswered points. The Lady Tigers scored 28 points in the third quarter and went to the fourth quarter with a commanding 58-18 lead over the Lady Chicks. They added to their lead in the fourth quarter.
Along with Allen and her 19 points, three other Tuttle players finished the game with more than 10 points. Fallis (14), Driver (12) and Hadley Periman (11) all joined Allen in double figures.
Several Chickasha players got on the scoreboard, but nobody had more than four points in the loss.
Chickasha will open tournament play in Anadarko on Thursday. Tuttle's next game will be Thursday as part of Weatherford's tournament.