TUPELO — It wasn’t exactly a terrific Tuesday for the Allen Lady Mustangs.

Just hours after they learned their coach had resigned, Allen lost to Calvin for the second straight time — falling to the Lady Bulldogs by a 56-49 count in the first round of the Pontotoc Conference Tournament in Tupelo.

Earlier in the day, veteran coach Greg Mills resigned as Allen girls head basketball coach. He was replaced by assistant Monte Johnson.

“It was the best thing to do for my family,” said Mills, whose daughters Danli and Jordyn play for the Lady Mustangs. “It had nothing to do with Allen school. It was my decision.”

In another first-round girls game, the Stonewall Lady Longhorns blitzed by Roff 63-23.

Today’s consolation schedule has Wanette meeting Roff at 5 p.m. with Allen taking on Asher at 7:40 p.m.

Calvin 56, Allen 49

The game was tight for three quarters before Allen went into an offensive funk to begin the fourth quarter.

Calvin (5-4) was clinging to a 41-40 advantage heading into the final eight minutes, but Allen wouldn’t score again until Lorissa Skelton finally broke the ice with a bucket with 2:56 to play after getting the feed on a nice cut to the basket. But by that time Calvin had stretched its lead to 51-40.

The Lady Mustangs (1-2) also couldn’t overcome a Calvin free throw clinic. The Lady Bulldogs — off to their best start in Lachelle Brown’s three years at the helm — hit 16-of-18 free throws through the first two periods and finished 27--of-37 from the charity stripe. Allen sank 10 of 15 tries.

CHS standout Sierra Barnhart struggled from the field but made 12-of-15 free throws to finish with a game-high 24 points. She also had six rebounds and six steals in the strong all-round game

Holley Caldwell also reached double digits with 14 points to go with nine rebounds and four steals for the winners.

Skelton led the Allen attack with 17 points while Ashton Dennis added 11. The Mills sisters combined for 13 points in their first contest without their father as coach.

Stonewall 63, Roff 23

The Lady Longhorns (5-2) hit six of their first nine field goals while limiting Roff to a 1-for-10 start. That resulted in an early 21-3 lead after a steal and layup by Tesia Worcester. Shelby Lacky hit two 3-pointers during Stonewall’s opening charge.

Roff managed just two more field goals in the second period as the Stonewall lead ballooned to 35-11 just 2:15 before intermission.

An 8-0 run midway through the third quarter — capped by steal and layup and putback by Lackey — extended the SHS lead to 50-16. Lackey would finish with a game-high 15 points and seven rebounds while Worcester — who battled sickness while playing — added 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field.

Tyla Transue also hit double digits with 10 points to go with four rebounds and three of 14 Stonewall steals.

SHS head coach Christie Jennings saw 10 different players reach the scoring column.

Roff (1-7) got 10 points and four rebounds from Katie Bailey while Spencer Phillips hauled in a game-high 11 rebounds.

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