CLINTON — Maroa-Forsyth coach Selina Finck liked what she saw in the Trojans' season-opening game at the Clinton Turkey Tussle against LSA on Monday.

Maroa dominated start to finish, jumping to an 11-2 lead after the first quarter on its way to a 48-18 win.

"I felt like we did a good job on getting all of our kids in and seeing what they could do," Finck said. "We got the nerves of the first game out of the way and had a lot of promising things we saw. I'm excited."

Eleven players scored for Maroa, led by Kate Beckemeyer's 14 points.

Downs Tri-Valley 43, Clinton 42

CLINTON — A young Clinton team began the year with a tough loss at the Turkey Tussle.

"We've got a pretty young team with a freshman point guard," Clinton coach Josh Williams said. "We had some lapses on defense that we need to correct. We have a tiny team with small kids, but we have quickness. There's a bright future for the team."

Alyssa Saulsbery had 14 points and Madi Filkin 13 to lead Clinton.

ALAH 59, Meridian 30

ARTHUR — Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond used a balanced attack to knock off the Hawks.

Three players scored in double figures for ALAH, led by Hannah Wallen with 17 points.

"We're going to be a team that you just never know who the high point person is going to be," ALAH coach Mac Condill said. "We seem to have a fair amount of weapons.

"We're not a young team, but we don't have a ton of experience. We were out-sized and we will be all season long, but I loved the effort from start to finish. We got up and down the floor and played the kind of game we wanted to play. For the first game, we executed pretty well. I'm happy with the results."

Meridian coach Mitch Cloe said he liked the way his team played in the first half.

"We're inexperienced — we have to get floor time," Cloe said. "But we did a good job of staying in the game in the first half. We have to be mentally tougher for more minutes and then we'll be OK."

The Hawks were led by Baylee Coffman with 10 points.

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