PITKIN — It took just two games for the Anacoco Indians to be alone atop the District 4-B standings.

PITKIN — It took just two games for the Anacoco Indians to be alone atop the District 4-B standings.

Sparked by the play of seniors Brent Cosio and Hunter McCrary, along with solid play off the bench from Parker Davis and Hunter Rabalais, the Indians knocked off the homestanding Pitkin Tigers on Friday night, 58-41.

With the victory, the Indians, ninth in the most recent Class B power rankings, improved to 14-10 overall, 2-0 in league play. Pitkin, which is ranked 10th, dropped to 13-14 on the season, 0-2 in district.

The Indians, who have the night off on Tuesday in front of a huge district game next Friday against Fairview at home, saw the Tigers take the initial lead of the game on a bucket by Gavin Schoener.

Julian Cecil tied it up for the Indians, before a 3-pointer by Austen Partridge and a bucket from Cosio gave the Indians a quick 7-2 lead.

Pitkin responded in kind, getting a 3-pointer each from Garrett Edwards and Christian Marquardt to allow the Tigers to take the lead, 8-7.

After that, the lead changed hands five more times in the first period, the final time coming on a 3-pointer by McCrary as time expired in the first period, giving the Indians a 14-12 advantage.

The Tigers managed to tie the game at 14-14 early in the second period on a bucket by Marquardt.

However, a 3-pointer by Davis and a bucket in the post by McCrary gave the Indians the lead, 19-14.

Edwards drilled a 3-pointer to get Pitkin to within a bucket, 19-17.

But Anacoco closed out the first half on a 10-2 surge, getting seven points during that run from Cosio as the Indians went into the locker room with a 29-19 edge.

The Indian lead grew to 12 points early in the third quarter on a basket by McCrary.

But a five points each from Colten Bailey and Marquardt allowed the Tigers to get back into the game, trailing by just two points, 31-29.

But Anacoco closed out the third period with a 6-0 run, getting a bucket each from McCrary, Cosio and Kellen Haymon to take a 37-29 advantage into the final eight minutes of play.

Once again, however, the Tigers managed to put together a run to get within striking distance.

The Indians owned a 42-35 lead after a 3-pointer from Rabalais, but back-to-back baskets from Edwards and Schoener allowed Pitkin to creep to within three points, 42-39, with just over four minutes to go.

But Anacoco responded and did so with emphasis.

The Indians scored the next 13 points of the game, nine of which came from Cosio, as Anacoco managed to put the game out of reach.

Cosio led the Indians with 21 points, while McCrary came in with 15 points. Rabalais and Davis added seven and six points, respectively, off the bench.

Three players reached double figures for the Tigers in the loss, with Edwards leading the way with 13 points.

Bailey and Marquardt finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Schoener notched six points in the loss.

Pitkin takes to the road against Hicks on Tuesday, while Anacoco returns to action at 6 p.m. Friday at the Reservation when it faces the Fairview Panthers in a game that can be heard live on 93.5-FM-KJAE with B1 Boomer on the call.