When the Monroe City Tournament got started on Tuesday, the Paris varsity girls basketball team wasted no time letting the rest of the field know what they had in store for them by making a statement against Marion County by downing them 57-22.

"We got off to a great start defensively, allowing just two points in the first quarter," said coach Garrett Thomas. "I was also happy with our rebounding effort picking up 28 defensive and 14 offensive boards."

Taking a very traditional approach with 10 field goals for 20 points with nine rebounds, three blocks and a steal for the Lady Coyotes was Tori Hamilton, but on the other end of the spectrum Allison Moore clocked three three-pointers for 11 points, six boards, five assists, three steals and two blocks. Delaney Miller also scored nine on a trio of triples with four rebounds and two assists and Nicole Skinner outsmarted the opposition to the tune of six points, eight boards, three assists and two steals.

Paris' next game was yesterday in the second round of this event against Palmyra.