Lightbourne scores 1,000th point as TFS grabs First Win of Season
The Tallulah Falls School (TFS) Lady Indians outscored Denmark in every quarter on the way to a 51-36 win in the Jefferson Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday, reports TFS Athletics. In the process, senior Denika Lightbourne had a historic outing highlighted by her 1,000th career points and setting three school records. TFS got out to a terrific start, outpacing Denmark 16-8 in the opening quarter. The teams traded baskets throughout the second, but TFS held a 26-16 lead at the half. The rest of the way, the Lady Indians put up 25 points to win 51-36. Lightbourne finished with a game-high 24 points, and was joined in double figures by Breelyn Wood, who had 10. Haygen James had seven, Tanisha Seymour had four, Allie Phasavang three, Nahia Sanchez two, and Molly Mitchell one. Coming into the game, Lightbourne, a Dayton signee, was nine points away from the milestone, and also was tied in blocks and steals for the all-time career records for TFS, as well as just three assists from the record. She was able to achieve those marks all on the same night. TFS is now 1-1 on the season, and plays again Monday in the Jefferson tournament, with the time and opponent to be determined.