The eighth-ranked Earlsboro girls dropped their first game of the season Tuesday night via a 38-35 decision against New Lima.
Megan Ashley topped Earlsboro’s scoring with 14 points. Earlsboro, 11-1, also received seven points from Brittany Coon.
Joanah Tiger was New Lima’s leading scorer with 18 points.
The sister combination of Brittany and Demi Coon had one 3-point field goal each.
“We didn’t shoot the ball very well,” Earlsboro coach Gary Anderson said.
Earlsboro played without Little River Conference all-tournament selection Jordan Lasley because of an injury, according to Anderson.
In the second half of the doubleheader, three New Lima players scored in double figures, and the Falcons opened up a tight game in the second half to beat Earlsboro 58-46. After both teams recorded 11 points in the first quarter and a dozen in the second, New Lima ripped off a 35-point second half and held the visitors to just 23 for the 12-point final margin.
Derick McCormick notched 12 points for the Wildcats. Earlsboro also got 10 from Ethan Bateman and nine from Connor Kelsay.
New Lima’s Christian Leetka led all scorers with 19, while Sterlin Lena chipped in 17.
Earlsboro will be at home Friday to take on Moss.
Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr and Chuck Porter.