PALESTINE — Ashtyn Beal hit for 28 points and the John Tyler Lady Lions began their basketball season on a good note with a 67-39 win over the Palestine Lady Wildcats Tuesday.

Germonique Ward added 10 points for JT.

Paradyse Page led the Lady Wildcats with 12 points.

JT returns to play at 4 p.m. Friday against Bishop Gorman at the Lions Den.

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John Tyler 67, Palestine 39

John Tyler 16181320 — 67

Palestine 1110135 — 39

JOHN TYLER — Amia Wickware, 8; Charde Young, 2; Key-Ana Tatum, 2; Germonique Ward, 10; Kayla Webb, 8; TJ Thomas, 3; Kaleigh Hackett, 6; Ashtyn Beal, 28; DeDe Rouge, 2.

PALESTINE — Paradyse Page, 12; Lexis Smith, 4; Lauren Brown, 4; Marsha Warren, 3; Sabrina Rogers, 2; Bree Jackson, 1; Kierra Wilson, 4; Arion Sandifer, 1; Lacey Tillis, 4; Nai'koshia Handsborough, 4.

THREE POINT GOALS — JT: Beal.

JV SCORE — JT 39-11.

FROSH SCORE — JT 40-5.

RECORDS — John Tyler 1-0, Palestine 0-1.

NEXT UP — Bishop Gorman at John Tyler, 4 p.m. Friday; Palestine at Bullard, noon Saturday.

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