A long run in the middle of the fourth quarter was the difference for Paris in a 50-39 road win at Sullivan Saturday afternoon.
Madyson Rigdon led the Tigers with 12 points and 3 steals, Kendra Young added 10 points, 11 rebounds and Kaitlyn Coombs scored 10. Trinity Tingley totaled 5 assists for the Tigers.
Emily White scored 14, knocking down 3 triples and Alaina Moore had 11 for Sullivan. Jerra Goad, who was effective getting to the free throw line in the early going, finished with 8 points.
Sullivan fell to 2-1 with a loss and Paris moved to 2-0.
Paris cut the score to as close as 35-30 before a quick 12-0 run by the Tigers was capped by several layups and a Young three-pointer out of Paris’ 4-corners, late-game offense as they surged ahead 47-30.
Sullivan’s defense continued to slow the Tigers as it had in the final two minutes of the second, continuing a run that cut a 28-13 Paris second-quarter lead to a 28-24 deficit.
One big sequence in the third quarter saw Rigdon hit the front end of a 1-and-1, only to miss the second before Kendra Young grabbed the offensive board and made the put-back, extending Paris’ lead to 35-25 with just under two minutes left.
The Tigers led 35-28 going to the fourth.
The teams exchanged a trio of possessions consecutively with made three-pointers, with Alaina Moore knocking down the one for Sullivan.
Paris went on a 10-0 run with stifling defense in the quarter, only for Sullivan to go on a 6-0 run of its own to cut its deficit to 28-19 at half.
Paris got things going in transition with several steals to race out to a 9-3 lead. The Tigers’ man-to-man defense challenged nearly every shot in the early going.
Sullivan put in its trapping zone defense about five minutes into the game, something Paris struggled to deal with the rest of the first quarter until the final minute, in which Paris hit two buckets in the lane for a 15-10 lead after a period. Fourth-quarter