ALCOA — Scott senior Victoria Lloyd gave the home-standing Tornadoes fits in the first half here Tuesday, but Alcoa held the lead at halftime and ultimately prevailed, 70-48.
Lloyd hit four of her first five 3-point shots, and was five of eight from long-range in the first half, with 21 points as the teams headed to the locker room.
But Scott's only other field goals in the first half were a pair of Jessica Edwards shots, and Alcoa led 38-27 at the intermission.
The Tornadoes started strong, jumping to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter. Lloyd had 14 points in the second quarter, including four 3-point shots, but Alcoa still managed the upper hand, with 20 points to expand the lead to 11.
The Tornadoes kept the offense rolling in the third quarter, as Tara Shields scored eight of her team-high 22 to help push the lead to 58-39. Alcoa's adjusted defense, meanwhile, held Lloyd without a field goal in the third. Lloyd would go on to lead all scorers with 24 points, and also hauled in nine rebounds.
Montana Phillips finished with 12 rebounds for Scott.
Alcoa limited the Lady Highlanders to 17 of 60 — 28 percent — shooting and held a slim 38-36 rebounding advantage.
SCOTT (48): Victoria Lloyd 24, Monica Roberts 9, Merry Carson 4, Sarah Lloyd 4, Jessica Edwards 4, Montana Phillips 2, Meotia Harness 1.
ALCOA (70): Tara Shields 22, Hannah Trout 8, Cassidy Anderson 8, Madison Davis 8, Abby Cupp 8, Kayla Newman 7, Hannah Tate 4, Rachel Roberts 2, Erica Anthony 2, Lauren Dunn 1.