The Adairsville girls basketball team opened the 2019-20 season Monday night with a 78-46 loss to Lafayette at the Gordon Central Thanksgiving Tournament in Calhoun.
The Lady Tigers were tied with the Ramblers 11-11 after one quarter, but trailed 35-19 at halftime and were down 55-33 through three quarters. Barber and Johnson led Lafayette with 28 and 18 points, respectively.
Haley Stiles scored 10 points to lead Adairsville. Alexis Childers and Ji’Leyah Mitchell scored nine each. Autumn Henderson and Makayla Wade contributed six points. Alexa Varner had four and Kaitlynn Stiles added two points. “The score is not indicative, but we played better than we did in the scrimmage,” said Adairsville coach Michael Roberson. “We made way too many turnovers and many were really unforced. We’re young with only two returning players with any real varsity experience. It will be a process this season to get to the level we can achieve. We expect some growing pains early.”
Gordon Central improved to 1-1.
Adairsville (0-1) plays at Gordon Central Tuesday at 7 p.m.