They Lady Royals kicked off their season Saturday morning at the Ben Davis Shootout with a win against host team Ben Davis Giants.
The Lady Royals had a slow start trailing by 1 at the end of the first quarter. With a point of emphasis being active hands on the defensive end, the Lady Royals were able to apply pressure and create turnovers leading to their 22-17 edge going into the half.
The third quarter started with continued ball pressure on the defensive end. The Lady Royals also knocked down 8 of 11 shots from the offensive end to extend their lead to 41-29 after 3.
Ben Davis came out strong in the fourth with their own pressure on the defensive end. However, the Lady Royals pulled together and held on for their first victory of the season winning 47-42.
Leading the way in scoring for the Lady Royals were Sydney Parrish with 14 and Amaya Hamilton with 13. Leading rebounder was Amaya Hamilton with 8.