In a battle of No. 12s, Slidell’s Brooke Rhodes outgunned Chico’s Hannah Avants to lead the Lady Greyhounds to a 39-34 victory.
Rhodes poured in 29 points for Lady Greyhounds. Through two games, she is averaging 27 this season.
Avants tried to keep pace with Rhodes in the Lady Dragons’ season opener, scoring 22 points.
Both Rhodes and Avants entered the fourth quarter having scored all but six of their teams’ points. Rhodes’ 22 through three quarters sent Slidell into the final frame with a 28-22 lead.
Chico fought back with a 10-3 run in the middle of the fourth quarter to tie the game at 33 on Ann Turlington’s lone point of the game at the free-throw line with 2:36 left.
But Rhodes answered off a feed from Katy Stephens, hitting a layup and drawing a foul. Rhodes completed the three-point play to put Slidell up for good.