Nevada Lady Jays senior high girls basketball team were ready to tip-off their 2017-18 season hosting the Blevins Lady Hornets on last Thursday night for the home-opener at Nevada High School Gymnasium.

Nevada Lady Jays senior high girls basketball team were ready to tip-off their 2017-18 season hosting the Blevins Lady Hornets on last Thursday night for the home-opener at Nevada High School Gymnasium.

The Lady Jays got off to a slow start in first half action and the Lady Hornets would roll onto a 59-27 victory in Rosston.

Blevins took control from the start with a 6-0 lead by Madison Hall hitting a pair of free-throws, then Jasmine Batson swishing an trey from behind the arc and M. Hall splitting a couple of free-throws from charity stripe down to the 5:40 mark. The Lady Jays got on the board from Carolyn Dixon's back to back baskets to pull them within two points, 6-4 at the 4:18 mark.

Then Nevada took the lead with a three-pointer at the 3:48 mark over Blevins 7-6. The Lady Hornets went on a run with scoring from Batson, Madison Hall and Camri Kirkham that extended their margin to 17-7 under a minute to play in the opening quarter. Nevada's Dixon stopped the run with a basket and Blevins held a eight point lead over the Lady Jays 17-9 to end first quarter play.

In the second, the Lady Hornets out-scored Nevada 13-7. At the break, Blevins took a 30-16 lead in the locker room over Nevada.

In the third quarter, the Lady Hornets exploded with 17 points and held the Lady Jays to five points scored. After three quarters of action, the Lady Hornets led Nevada, 47-21.

In the fourth, the Lady Hornets poured 10 points and defensively held the Lady Jays under double-digit scoring with six points with Blevins rolling onto a 32 point victory.

For the game, Lady Hornets' Batson led all scorers with 17 points, Furlow followed with 14 points for double-figures. Kirkham dropped nine points, Madison Hall and Bailey Hall each had six points apiece, Samuel scored five points and Richardson contributed two points.

For Nevada, Dixon led with eight points for the Lady Jays.

The Lady Jays look to bounce back with two tough scheduled battles against Kirby and Ouachita this week. Tonight, the Lady Hornets will return to home hoops hosting Taylor Lady Tigers at the Imon G. Brown Gymnasium.