The game was tied at 68 and the Vikings had the ball with 40 seconds left, but Long Reach guard Jalyn Richardson stole the ball and raced the length of the floor for a layup to put the Lightning ahead. Long Reach scored the next five unanswered points to close out the contest and win by seven.
Arianna Briggs-Hall chipped in with 21 points in the win for the Lightning, while Tori Valentine led the way with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss for Mt. Hebron.
Long Reach 75, Mt. Hebron 68
LR (1-0, 1-0): L. Swann 35, Briggs-Hall 21, J. Swann 9, Richardson 5, Thompson 3, Ford 2.
After leading by just two points, 27-25, at the half, the Scorpions took over en route to the convincing victory on opening night. Marley Grenway led all scorers with 25 points, while teammate Kiyah King was right behind her with 21.
In the loss, the Golden Bears got big games from Imani Reid (18 points, 6 rebounds) and Nyelle Allen (12 points, 16 rebounds).
OM (1-0, 1-0): Grenway 25, King 21, Scott-Pearson 11, Washington 10, Riggs 5, McDuffie 3.
Ha (0-1, 0-1): Reid 18, Allen 12, Liguori 7, Brown 6, Beahim 2, Sanme-Anylor 2, Thomas 2.