REPUBLIC, Mo–Girls high school basketball Monday night, Republic hosting Nixa.

And the Eagles jump out in front, Kelsey Biro, gets the loose ball, attacks from the left side, it’s 2-nothing Nixa.

But Republic answers by taking it inside as well, Avy Powell-Qualo with a little bump and the layup we’re tied up.

Then Nixa’s Biro takes it down the right side of the lane, and the hook drops in, we’re tied up at four.

Late first quarter, Republic’s three pointer off the front of the rim, but 5-6 Jade Kirby crashes the boards, gets the rebound and the putback.

Republic led by two after one quarter.

And the Lady Tigers go to 13-9 with the 50-43 win.