Alle Moore scored eight of her game high 18 points in the final quarter as the Marietta Lady Tigers pulled away down the stretch to a 59-48 victory over the Vinton County Lady Vikings at Sutton Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
Vinton County trailed by eight points heading to the final quarter but got back-to-back scores by Alexis Williams and Jalen Hale to trim the Tiger lead to 42-38 with a little more than five minutes to play.
Marietta answered when Lain Weppler sank a jumper with an assist from Taylor Smith before Moore and Starr Johnson added field goals to extend the lead to 48-38.
MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Marietta High freshman Kallee Dowler (30) dribbles by a Vinton county defender during girls action at Sutton Gym Saturday.
The Vikings got a triple from Megan Dixon to close within seven, but Moore scored the next six Tiger points and Smith and Lauren Martin sunk a pair of free throws apiece in the final minutes to clinch victory number 15 on the year for the Mark Hannuksela-led Tigers.
Joining Moore in double figures for the orange and black were Weppler with 13 and Smith with 11.
Michaela Puckett scored 16 of her team high 17 points in the opening half to pace the Lady Vikes while Dixon and Hale reached double figures with 14 and 11 points respectively.
VINTON COUNTY 48
Vinton County 11 11 12 14 - 48
Marietta 17 14 11 17 - 59
Vinton County Scoring: Michaela Puckett 17, Megan Dixon 14, Jalen Hale 11, Alexas Williams 4, Jamee Park 2.
Marietta Scoring: Alle Moore 18, Lain Weppler 13, Taylor Smith 11, Lauren Martin 5, Starr Johnson 4, Brittany Deskins 4, Audrey May 4.
The Tigers improved to 15-6 on the season with the win while VC dropped to 13-7 with the defeat.