After stopping Charleston’s long winning streak that stretched over five years in the 3A-4 last year, Paris needed to prove it was no fluke.

The Lady Eagles did in a hard-fought 41-33 win on Friday.

Paris (14-3, 4-0) took the early lead in the conference race with the win on Charleston’s home floor.

"Charleston dominated this league for a long time, I think the name on their jersey is still worth 10 points," Paris coach Toby Tevebaugh said. "I don’t think either team played real well with the weather and the missed practices, but it was a hard, physical game. Both teams played tough defensively and it was hard to score."

Paris’ 6-foot-1 freshman post Lycia Peevy was the biggest difference with 17 points for the Lady Eagles. Morgan Highfield added 11 and Christa Huber had 10, mostly on late free throws to help salt the game away.

Charleston (7-7, 2-1) struggled offensively and trailed 18-15 at the half and 26-20 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Lady Tigers didn’t have a player in double figures. Taylor Jones had nine points, Morgan Prescott seven and Brittany Furr six on two 3-pointers.

"With the way we play, we have to hit some shots from outside to open things up inside," Charleston coach Jason Rucker said. "We couldn’t hit enough shots tonight and a lot of that is a credit to Paris’ defense. It was a hard, grind-it-out kind of a game."

Charleston 60, Paris 32

BOYS — Matthew Ward had 19 of his 23 points in the first half as Charleston cruised to an easy win.

Ward hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer of the first quarter as Charleston led 21-2 and the Tigers were up 36-11 at the half.


Paris 41, Charleston 33

Paris 8 8 10 15 — 41

Charleston 7 8 7 11 — 33

Paris (14-3, 4-0): Peevy 17, Highfield 11, C.Huber 10, Tencleve 2, M.Huber 1.

Charleston (7-7, 2-1): Taylor Jones 9, Morgan Prescott 7, Brittany Furr 6, Peyton Oldridge 4, Payton Gattis 3, West 2, Rachl Schulterman 2.


Charleston 60, Paris 32

Paris 2 9 10 13 — 32

Charleston 21 15 15 9 — 60

Paris (5-7, 1-3): Fitzhurls 9, Forbis 6, Hatcher 5, Ramos 4, Rice 3, Buchanon 3, Hutson 2.

Charleston (12-5, 3-0): Matthew Ward 23, Chance Shelby 12, Andrew Smith 12, Jeremy Tedford 3, Hayden Newhart 3, Garrett Meredith 2, Tyler Skeets 2, Brandon Fenner 2.