PICKERING – Pitkin racked up double digit steals which led to easy baskets on the other end in its win over Pickering.

The Lady Tigers had three players in double figures as they defeated the Lady Devils 49-18 Friday night at Pickering High School.

"We are picking up our defensive game," Pitkin head coach Dana Wisby said. "I told the girls that their offense will come if they play good defense. We've been changing a few things in our defense, so we can go farther in the postseason.

"We have had our bad moments, but we are taking our losses and we are learning."

Brilee Nolan (13), Shelby Lentz (12) and Kylee Cook (10) led Pitkin in scoring as it gets out to a 12-10 start to the season.

"I don't go too deep into my bench," Wisby said. "I usually just play my top six, but I'm trying to work with my younger girls on nights like tonight to get them more experience and get us some breathers in district games."

The Lady Tigers lead 14-3 after the first quarter and outscore Pickering 20-4 in the second period to take a 34-7 lead into the break.

Pitkin kept up the pressure in the third quarter, scoring 10 points in the paint, to push the lead to 47-13 en route to picking up the win.

"When we play our best, we get easy baskets on defense," Wisby said. "Our free throws go in and we work the ball in to get open shots on the outside. My girls can shoot."

Tykia Jackson led Pickering with 10 points.