WATERTOWN -- It's not about how you start -- but how you finish.
Down 9-0 after one quarter and shooting poorly from the field, Watertown's Tigerettes rallied behind the play of junior wing Jenna Haun and pulled off a 52-46 win over Pickett County in the Region 4-A opener Friday, Feb. 21.
Haun scored a career-high 15 points, including a blistering 4-of-5 on 3-point attempts, while Bobbi Staats and Jasmine High chipped in with 10 points apiece.
"In order to win and advance, you must have people do some things they've never done before," said Watertown coach Lane Price. "Jenna banked in her first two, then got her confidence and hit two more there in the third quarter."
Held scoreless in the first quarter, the Tigerettes (20-10 overall) opened the second period on a 7-0 run and trailed 20-15 at intermission, despite connecting on just 6-of-13 from the free throw line.
"Even though we were down, we felt like we had the game where we wanted it, defensively," Price said. "We were protecting our basket and I thought we would need to keep it in the 50's to have a chance."
Haun gave the Tigerettes their first lead of the night at 26-23 with 1:56 left in the third quarter by draining a 3-pointers near the head of the key.
"I don't know, it was rough there for a while," Haun said. "The crowd was behind us, it was great."
Watertown padded its lead by connecting on 11-of-14 free throws in the final two minutes of the game as four Pickett County players fouled out.
The Tigerettes ended up 24-of-42 from the line (57 percent) and was just 12-of-39 from the field for the game (30.7 percent).
Pickett County finished 15-of-20 at the line, but just 3-of-17 on 3-point attempts.
Jayna Ferrell led the Lady Bobcats (20-9) with 14 points.