A quick opening burst was all that was needed.
The Rosepine Lady Eagles (2-2) scored the first 15 points of the game and never looked back in defeating the Pitkin Lady Tigers early Saturday afternoon at the Rosepine Tournament, 74-56.
Senior Hannah Welborn had six points, while sophomore Liz Davis chipped in four points during a 15-0 opening run. Pitkin (4-8) didn't score in the first period until there were 42 seconds left as Karli West drained a three.
Katie White followed with two free throws a little later, allowing Pitkin to get to within 10 by the end of the frame, 15-5.
The Lady Eagles opened the second period with a 9-0 run, getting a three-pointer and short bucket from Davis, along with a bucket each by Kacey Brister and Sara White as Rosepine opened up a 24-5 cushion.
Pitkin responded with a 7-0 run, getting two free throws each from Amber McCallon, Megan Ford and Heather Afeman, along with one free throw from Tiffany Thompson, to get back to within 12 points, 24-12.
However, Brister connected on a conventional three-point play and Sara White knocked down a three-pointer to push the Lady Eagle lead to 30-14.
The scoring binge continued as Nikki Blanchard and Lakyn Jeane got in on the act as Rosepine pushed out to a 47-22 lead at the intermission, with the Lady Eagles outscoring Pitkin in the second period, 32-17.
The Lady Tigers managed to take down the deficit in the third period with an 11-8 run, getting seven points from West in the process as Pitkin was down by 22 points by the end of the frame, 55-33.
But thanks to another three-point play from Brister, the Lady Eagles opened up a 27-point lead, 62-35, their biggest of the game.
However, Pitkin battled back trimming the deficit to 18 points in the end, but not enough to overcome Rosepine.
Brister led Rosepine with 24 points, while Davis and Welborn added 15 and 12 points, respectively. Sara White chipped in with eight points, while Jeane netted seven points.
West paced Pitkin with 19 points, while Ford and Afeman netted eight points each.

Merryville Lady Panthers....46
Rosepine Lady Eagles....45

A late rally by the Rosepine Lady Eagles fell just short, with the Merryville Lady Panthers taking a 46-45 victory in the Rosepine Tournament on Saturday evening.
Merryville had early control of the game, taking a 20-13 lead in at the intermission as the Lady Eagles were ice cold from the floor in the first half of the contest.
However, the Lady Eagles rallied with a 15-9 run in the third quarter, trimming that seven-point halftime mark to one at the end of the frame, 29-28.
Merryville managed to open back up a lead during the fourth period thanks to some solid play from Rayne Cournoyer and Lindsey Branch.
Clinging to a late six-point lead, 46-40, the Lady Eagles managed to get a bucket in the waning moments from three-point territory and Welborn stole the pass on the inbounds play and made a layup.
However, time expired and the Lady Eagles were a point short.
Cournoyer paced Merryville with 19 points, while Branch and Kiana Gill had 10 and eight points, respectively.
Davis led Rosepine with 15 points, while Welborn and Jeane each netted 10 points.
The Lady Eagles return to action on Monday with two games at the Hamilton Christian Tournament. They will play Singer at 4:30 p.m. and Starks at 7:30 p.m. before closing out the action on Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. date with Lacassine.