Eastland overcame a nine-point deficit and grabbed the lead twice in the fourth quarter, but Dublin's girls withstood each challenge Friday evening.

Sydney Beck connected on a field goal to give Dublin (14-9, 3-4) a 44-43 lead over the Lady Mavs, and a Monica Montelongo field goal, two Beck free throws and a foul shot by Amber James was all the Lady Lions needed the rest of the way in a 49-46 victory at Roy and Lynn Neff Gym.

Dublin scored the final basket of the opening half to trail 27-24, then erupted for the first 12 of the third - six by Mica Muro - for a nine-point edge.

Eastland answered right back with a 10-0 run that overlapped the end of the third and start of the fourth, but Dublin wasn't done.

Field goals by Muro and Beck gave Dublin a brief three-point lead, but Eastland evened the tally at 40 with a 3-pointer. London Jones put the Lady Lions back ahead by a deuce before Eastland hit a free throw and a jumper for a 43-42 edge.

That's when Beck made sure the last lead change of the night would go in Dublin's favor. She led all scorers with 14. James was also in double figures with 10, Mica Muro netted nine and Montelongo tallied eight. Jones, Ajia Muro, Faith Faulkner and Carey Belew chipped in two points each.

It's Dublin's third win in four games in 7-2A play. The Lady Lions have won eight of their last 10 overall and begin the second half of district action by hosting Comanche at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Dublin's boys also hosted Eastland Friday, falling 43-16. The Lions are 2-3 in district play and face Comanche at 8 p.m. Tuesday.