Anna’s Lady Coyotes defeated Whitewright, 59-44, Saturday morning at Anna High School in the season-opener for both teams. Guard Marianna Bert led Anna with 16 points while forward Qua Fisher pumped in 15. Lady Coyotes guard Kaycee Redwine sank 8-of-11 free throws and Bert hit 6-of-8 from the line.

Anna led the Class 3A Lady Tigers, 39-12, at halftime and 50-34 after three quarters.

“We played a solid first half,” Anna head coach Justin Baldia said. “In the second half we let them back in it a little big due to foul trouble.” Three Lady Coyotes fouled out of the contest.