The points were scarce, but the outcome was decisive on Monday night as the Montcalm Lady Generals opened up the Class A, Region 3, Section 2 tournament with a 28-19 victory over Greater Beckley Christian in the Montcalm High gym.
Montcalm (7-14) limited their visitors to five points or less in each quarter, though neither team reached double-figure scoring in any of the four periods.
The Lady Generals were tied 5-5 with the Crusaders after eight minutes, then outscored their visitors to take a 14-10 halftime lead.
Seniors Leslie Kelley and Miranda Kendrick led Montcalm’s attack with eight and seven points respectively.
The top scorer for Greater Beckley Christian (3-19) was Kayla Hill with eight points.
Montcalm travels to Tug Valley this evening for a sectional semifinal contest. The championship is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m.
At Montcalm High School
GREATER BECKLEY (3-19)
Ester Gonzales 2, Kiki Peterson 3, Kayla Hill 8, Allie Warden 3, Becka Graham 3.
Alexis Mabe 4, Miranda Kendrick 7, Autumn Bouldin 1, Leslie Kelley 8, Hannah Johnson 4, Megan Coleman 2, Adrienne Williams 2.
Greater Beckley......5 5 4 5 — 19
Montcalm................5 9 6 8 — 28