Tullahoma scored the first 13 points in its home opener against Warren County, and never looked back in a dominating 67-29 victory on Tuesday.
Kailyn Farrell led the Lady Wildcats in scoring on the night after the junior forward put up 19 points. She also added seven rebounds and four steals to her stat line.
Farrell dominated down low in the first quarter for Tullahoma, netting eight points, after knocking down four shots in the period. Jessica Edde added three points, while Julia Duncan hit a basket and McKenna Buckner made a free throw, as the Lady Wildcats took a 14-4 lead into the second quarter.
Duncan also finished with double figures for Tullahoma, scoring 17 points on the night. The bulk of that scoring came in the second quarter, as the senior guard put up nine points in the period.
Farrell and Lucy Nutt each added four points, helping give the Lady Wildcats a 35-9 halftime lead. Macey Bowman and Buckner each hit a pair of free throws, before the second quarter ended.
After the break, Farrell netted the first basket of the third quarter. However, Warren County followed with a quick 7-0 run, cutting its deficit to 37-16 with 5:28 left in the period.
From there, Tullahoma dominated the remainder of the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Pioneers 19-6. Duncan netted five points in the third quarter for Tullahoma, while Farrell added five more points, including knocking down a 3-pointer to finish the period with seven points.
Edde and Buckner each hit a 3 of their own. Nutt added a pair of free throws, to help give Tullahoma a 56-19 advantage heading into the final period of play.
The Lady Wildcats totaled 11 more points in the final quarter, led by Charleigh Scott, who knocked down a pair of shots to finish with four points in the period. Robin Smedley added three points, while Eleanor Fults and Nutt each hit a pair of free throws.
Nutt finished her night with eight points, while also adding four steals and a pair of rebounds. Edde and Buckner each totaled six points. Scott finished with four points, while Smedley finished with three points. Bowman and Fults rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma with two points.
Prior to Tuesday’s home game, the Lady Wildcats had split a pair of matchups at Clarkrange on Saturday. Tullahoma defeated Livingston Academy 54-44 in the first game, before losing to Clarkrange 60-52 later in the night.
Against Livingston Academy, the Lady Wildcats trailed 34-32 entering the final quarter. However, Duncan and Farrell combined for 16 points, to help Tullahoma score the comeback win.
Farrell put up 10 points in the final quarter, knocking down three baskets, while adding four free throws. Duncan added six points, making a basket, before adding four free throws.
Edde added a 3-pointer in the final quarter, while Nutt added a basket of her own.
Duncan led the Lady Wildcats in scoring against Livingston Academy, scoring 27 points. Farrell finished with 10 points, all of which came in the final quarter.
Edde added seven points, while Ty Hardin put up three points. Bowman, Nutt and Sierra Neese each netted two points.
Against Clarkrange, Tullahoma fell behind early, and struggled for offense in the second quarter. The Lady Wildcats scored just four points in the second period, and the Lady Buffaloes took advantage, taking a 33-15 lead into halftime.
Farrell totaled 27 points for Tullahoma in the loss. Duncan also finished with double figures, adding 10 points.
Edde finished her night with seven points, while Bowman and Buckner each had three points. Nutt rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma with two points.
The Lady Wildcats (3-1) are scheduled to head to Lebanon on Tuesday, before traveling to Warren County on Friday. Tipoff on both days is scheduled for 6 p.m.