NOCONA — Muenster Sacred Heart’s Tigerettes split two games in the opening round of the Nocona Invitational basketball tournament Thursday in Indian gym.

The Tigerettes, 5-1 on the season, downed Gainesville 47-34 and then fell to Bridgeport 47-33.

The Tigerettes held the Lady Leopards to 13 combined points in the second and third period to take the victory.

Gainesville made a run at the Tigerettes in the final period, outscoring them 11-10.

In the second game, Sacred Heart scored only four points in the first period and never recovered.

Sacred Heart Tigerettes 47, Gainesville 34

Score by periods

Sacred Heart 16 15 6 10

Gainesville 10 8 5 11

Individual scoring

Sacred Heart: Lauren Creed 6; Samantha Wimmer 14; Kristin LeBrasseur 14; Kara Felderhoff 14

Rebounds, steals and assists

Sam Wimmer 7 assists 5 steals

Lauren Creed 13 rebounds

Kristin LeBrasseur 5 steals

Gainesville: Jaci Felderhoff 5; Kaitlyn Culbertson 8; Julietta M 2; Laci Felderhoff 14; Amy Franklin 5

Bridgeport 47, Sacred Heart 33

Tigerettes 4 9 8 12

Bridgeport 17 15 10 5

Samantha Wimmer 11 6 assists

Lauren Creed 7

Kristin LeBrasseur 3 5 steals

Kara Felderhoff 10

Sydney Hoedebeck 2 8 rebounds