Dublin started District 7-2A girls basketball action with losses to Comanche Thursday and Clyde Friday.
The Lady Lions trimmed a 15-point deficit to three with a 7-1 third-quarter push, but was outscored 21-8 the rest of the way in a 61-45 loss at Comanche. It was a makeup game originally scheduled for Tuesday but postponed due to winter weather.
Comanche wrapped a 15-2 run around the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth to make the biggest difference on a night full of back-and-forth momentum swings.
Sydney Beck scored 16 to lead Dublin, including five straight to narrow the gap to four in the fourth. Faith Faulkner hit the basket that cut the Lady Lions' deficit to 40-37 moments later, but that's when Comanche began its decisive run.
Dublin was behind and trying to fight its way out of a hole from the start, when Comanche opened the game on a 13-2 run. The Lady Lions trailed by 15 before finishing the first half on a 10-2 push to make it 37-30 at the half.
Monica Montelongo scored eight points for Dublin, Mica Muro six, Carey Belew five, Amber James four, London Jones three and Faulkner three.
Back home against Clyde Friday, the Lady Lions lost 48-36 to Clyde despite 10 points each from Muro and Jones, six from Carey Belew and five from James.
Dublin visits Merkel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.