Tyler Junior College's pressure defense and selfless passing was too much for Arkansas Baptist College, as the Apache Ladies won 99-56 in the final contest of opening day of the Staybridge Suites Classic at Wagstaff Gym.
Tyler (3-0) outscored the Lady Buffs by 22 points in the first quarter, thanks to a 13-0 spurt midway in the opening stanza.
Nautica Grant scored five points and Princess Cole added four during the run. Ann Nwoshh added two assist and a bucket as the Apache Ladies stretched out the advantage to 27-11.
Jasmine Williams led a balanced Tyler scoring with 12 points and Autumn Avina and Nwoshh each contributed 11 points each. Grant was the other Apache Lady in double figures with 10.
Kalela Miller with a game-high 21 points led Arkansas Baptist in scoring.
Staybridge Suites Classic
Tyler Junior College 99, Arkansas Baptist 56
Arkansas Baptist 14 27 10 5 - 56
Tyler 36 24 16 23 - 99
ARKANSAS BAPTIST - Daija Stanford. 8; Jerika Isom, 3; Emani Hamilton, 10;Kalela Miller, 21; Tanerica Morrell, 2; Eryka Vincent, 5; Sydney Saxton, 2; Ashley Poole, 5.
TYLER -Nautica Grant, 10; Lakendra Bassett, 6; Alexes Bell, 7; Autumn Avina, 11; Erin Smith, 5; Taudenciah Olouch, 2; Ashley Clayborn, 9; Princess Cole, 8; Antionette Shrepee, 0; Ann Nwoshh, 11; Sky'Lynn Holmes, 9; Jasmine Williams, 12; Swaranga Fernando, 0.
THREE POINT GOALS - ABC: Hamilton, Miller (2). TJC: Clayborn, Bassett, Avina (2), Grant (2).
RECORDS - Tyler 3-0.
FRIDAY'S RESULTS- Hill College 90, Jacksonville 53; Panola College 90; Collin County 88 (3OT); Kilgore College 61, Cisco College 44.
NEXT UP - Cisco College vs. Panola College, noon; Arkansas Baptist College vs. Jacksonville College, 2 p.m.; Collin County vs. Kilgore College, 4 p.m.; Tyler Junior College vs. Hill College, 6 p.m..