McClain's Kyla Burchett is pictured from a game this season. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
McClain's Kyla Burchett is pictured from a game this season. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
The McClain Tigers did what was needed to gain a Frontier Athletic Conference win Saturday, as they defeated the host Washington Lady Blue Lions by a 42-41 score at Washington High School.

MHS (5-1, 9-5) scored nine points in the first quarter, but they lost the frame at 10-9 to the Lady Blue Lions. In the first, MHS had six of their nine points scored by Kyla Burchett (three two-point baskets), along with a 3-pointer by Jaelyn Pitzer.

The second frame was all McClain, with the team outscoring the hosts 11-0 in the frame, taking a halftime lead of 20-10. McClain had eight points by Burchett in the second off four baskets and three points off a basket and free throw by Payton Pryor.

Washington (2-4, 7-7) won the third frame at 18-14, but the Lady Tigers were right there to keep a 34-28 lead at the end of the third frame. Burchett sank a 3-pointer, a two-point basket and two free throws in the third for seven points, while Josie Crabtree sank a 3-pointer. Also in the third, Pryor made two free throws, and Bri Weller scored two points.

The fourth quarter saw MHS score seven points and battle to win the game in the final seconds. MHS was outscored 13-7 in the fourth quarter, but those seven points were just enough to keep the Frontier Athletic Conference win.

Scoring in the final quarter for the Lady Tigers included four points by Weller, one point by Pryor and a 3-pointer from Burchett.

The Lady Tigers totaled 12 two-point baskets, four 3-pointers, and they were 6-of-16 from the free-throw line.

As for the Lady Blue Lions, there were led by Halli Wall with 12 points, followed by Jeleeya Tyree-Smith with 11 points and Shawna Conger with 10 points.

Washington totaled 12 two-point baskets, four 3-pointers and they finished 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.