The Batesville Lady Bulldogs suffered a 55-48 loss to Jac-Cen-Del in the opening round of the Ripley County basketball tournament held at Milan High School.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind early, but managed to battle back. The Lady Eagles led 20-9 at the end of the first quarter only to have BHS rally to knot the score at 28-28 by halftime. The Lady Eagles regained the momentum in the third quarter and took a eight point lead into the final period.
Batesville was led by senior Hattie Westerfeld with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Hailey Mohr was second on the team in scoring with eight points followed by Carlie Werner with six.