The Alice Lady Coyotes picked up a badly-needed District 30-5A North Zone win Tuesday night, and it came at the expense of Corpus Christi Miller.

The road victory improved the Alice girls to 1-2 in North Zone play. Alice is playing at home at 6:15 p.m. Friday in another zone match-up against Gregory-Portland.

The Lady Coyotes seemingly took turns at scoring throughout the game against Miller Tuesday night.

Alice jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the first period behind eight points from senior Kaity Buentello and seven from Megan Vasquez. Aside from their early points, neither scored for the rest of the game contest.

Criselda Cruz and Ulyssa Perez helped to maintain Alice’s lead by chipping in four apiece in the second quarter.

Junior Tayler Blum picked up the slack in the third with nine points. Cruz and Perez also had four apiece in the third.

Senior Alyssa Lazo led in the fourth with four.

Meanwhile, the Lady Coyotes were tough defensively throughout the night limiting Miller to nine in the first, seven in the third and only four in the fourth.

Blum paced the Alice girls in scoring with 14 points. Cruz had 10. Buentello and Perez had eight each, while Vasquez finished with seven.