Despite Danville's nine lead at the end of the first quarter, Tri-West rallied for the win.

The Bruins (15-5) clawed and bit their way to a 74-69 win over the Warriors.

"I think we had some tough calls from the referees that didn't go well for us. We didn't think big plays when we need momentum, and we didn't stop them from doing that. They got some big plays late in the game," May said.

"We knew it was going to be tough game. Definitely emotionally driven game. The environment was off for us," May.

Aleha Motter led the Danville Warriors with 20 points. Morgan Bear added 12 points.

For the Bruins: Headlee scored 28 points tonight leading the Bruins. Jones added 27 points, and Johnson had 14 points.

"Their two seniors really stepped up for them, with 27 and 28 points each. We got in a hole fourth quarter and couldn't recover," said Danville Coach Kayley May.

"Expect us to be a fire-team through the night. We'll be coming off a loss to regain focus and drive. Not to mention senior be an emotion game for all of us. Looking forward to see how we respond," May said.

Come out Feb. 3 and check out the Danville girls' basketball team as they take on Breebeuf Jesuit beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Tri-West Bruins will be traveling to Cascade at 7:30 p.m.

Danville 69, Tri-West 74

Danville 19 14 16 20-69

Tri-West 10 15 18 31-74

Warriors: Cami Collins 2-3 2-2 6, Allie Lake 1-3 1-2 4, Nicki Kiefer 2-4 2-2 7, Maleha Motter 7-16 2-2 20, Morgan Bear 6-13 0-0 12, Robin Ford 2-3 1-2 5, Ashlyn Sims 3-5 1-1 9, Hannah Newby 3-9 0-0 6. Totals 26-56 9-11 69

Bruins: Johnson 14, Spercher 4, Jones 27, Jobe 1, Headlee 28.

Rebounds Danville 17 (Collins 3, Lake 3); Assists Danville 15 (Collins 3, Kiefer 3, Motter 3); Total Fouls Danville 22