GRANTSVILLE -- Doddridge County bolted out to a 17-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and coasted to a 65-38 victory over Calhoun County in both team's season opener.
The Bulldogs had three players score double figures. Danielle Powell led Doddridge with a game-high 15 points. Teammates Karen Kellar and Amanda Davis followed with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The Red Devils never got their offense going in the first half, scoring just one field goal which came with :18 remaining before halftime. Doddridge County wasted little time, building a 36-9 lead.
Melissa Hartshorn led Calhoun County with 14 points.
"The first quarter, I thought we came out a little nervous, but after that I thought we had a good first half," Doddridge County coach Craig Kellar said. "The whole game, though, we didn't play the kind of defense we needed to.
"We had too much fouling and too much reaching in. But a win is a win, and we'll take it."
The second half saw the Bulldogs and the Red Devils play to even terms for the most part. Doddridge outscored Calhoun just 17-15 in the third quarter and the Red Devils held a 14-12 advantage in the fourth, but the 27-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome.
Kate Clark chipped in nine points for the Bulldogs.
Doddridge County returns to action Friday when it visits Tyler Consolidated. Calhoun County will be participating in a tournament Friday and Saturday at Tygarts Valley.