A battle between cross-county junior high rivals, the Macksville Colts and the St. John-Hudson Tigers, had the Lady Colts defeating the Lady Tigers 30-16 in a fast paced contest at Macksville Monday night.

A battle between cross-county junior high rivals, the Macksville Colts and the St. John-Hudson Tigers, had the Lady Colts defeating the Lady Tigers 30-16 in a fast paced contest at Macksville Monday night.

Starting out, it was obvious that both teams were a litter nervous, and it showed in their play, as the teams struggled offensively throughout the quarter. Four Colts each scored a basket with Jenna Russell making the first basket, BrayLynn Anshutz made one, so did Jacquelin Galan, with Cindy Ibarra making the last basket.

On the Tigers side, Paige Doran made St. John's first basket and Jackie Rios made a basket.

The score after one quarter had the Colts leading 8-4.

Alexis Wright led the way for Macksville in the second quarter scoring all of her game points with five – two baskets and one free throw. Galan made two baskets and Russell made one basket.

St. John's Bree Meyer made a basket and Doran made a free throw.

Going into the half had the Lady Colts leading the Lady Tigers 19-7.

St. John came out stronger and controlled the boards during the third quarter, out-scoring the Colts by two points 5-3.

Shayla Garcia made St. John's first score in the quarter with a basket, followed with the first three-pointer of the game by Alexa Rodarmel at the 2:18 mark.

Scoring for Macksville was Anschutz with a basket, and close to the end of the quarter with Galan getting fouled on the fast break and making the first of two free throw attempts, the score going into the final quarter with the Colts ahead 22-12.

The Lady Colts made 10 points in the final quarter while St. John had their best quarter scoring-wise with nine points

Macksville had five very near misses in the quarter.

Scoring for the Colts was Russell with six points – four free throws and a basket. Galan had a basket.

Scoring for the Tigers was Rodarmel who made her second three-pointer of the day with two minutes left. Rios made a free throw.

“The girls played alright, pretty dominate in the first half” said Macksville's head coach Kelby Adams. “With the lead we kind of settled in the second half and have to learn to keep attacking and not setting. But we did enough to keep our lead and win the game.”

Overall scoring for the Colts were Russell with the game high ten points, Galen with nine points, Wright five points, Anschutz four points and Ibarra with two points.

Overall scoring for the Tigers were Rodarmel with six points, Doran with 3, Rios 3, Meyer 2 and Garcia with two points.

St. John's head coach is Nick Garcia. Assistant coach is Jamie Lauffer. Managers are Shelby Weaver and Melissa Williamson.

Macksville's assistant coach is Ema Wood.

St. John's next game is at home on Monday, Dec. 1 against Stafford at 5:45 pm.

Macksville's next game is away Thursday, Dec. 4 against Kinsley.