On Friday in their home opener the Lady Mavs hang on for dear life and hold off the upset minded Lady Raiders from Greenville High, escaping with a 61-58 victory. It was a game the Mavs had under control for three quarters, leading 16-7 after one,31-18 at the half, and 46-34 going into the final 8 minutes. Basketball is a game of runs and the Lady Raiders, with lots of help from 12 Maverick 4th quarter turnovers, went on a major run. Riding the serious momentum swing, Greenville tied the game up 57-57 with 2:39 to play. Give the Lady Mavs credit for finding the heart to pull it together in the final 2:39 and get the win in a game they almost gave away. Morgan Alexander showed up with her 37th career double-double game and got close enough to a 20-20 game to kiss it, finishing the night with 19 points and 18 rebounds. On a night when her shot didn't want to drop Tori Whittenberg had a very rare 10 assist game and added 6 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds, and 1 thundering 4th quarter blocked shot. Kentra Washington tossed in 14 very important points to go along with 9 rebounds. Caitland Considine added 12 points including 2 baskets from downtown. Raziya Prince had 2 points on a clutch steal and layup in the 4th quarter. Off the bench Tiffany Sullivan had a nice 6 point 4 rebound game. Our Lady Mavs have to get their turnovers in check and cut them in half if they want to be who we think they are. Maybe they are trying to get a seasons worth of turnovers out of their system in the first couple of games. Yes, that's probably it. The Mavs return to the court on Monday night at home hosting Eastside.