Biloxi and Gulfport girls each opened their 2015-16 seasons with wins on Thursday.
Led by 16 points from Breanna Riley and 13 points from Dominique Evans, Biloxi (1-0) defeated Long Beach 63-40.
Long Beach (0-1) was led by Nicole Brock's 18-point effort and 12 points from Allanah Turner.
It took overtime, but Gulfport picked up a 50-49 win at Wayne County. Tiara Smith hit the game-winning free throw with 17 seconds remainig to earn the win.
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Aarmanii McDaniel led GHS (1-0) with 13 points. Madison Collier chipped in nine points.
"I was just pleased with how hard our kids played," GHS coach Donny Fuller said. "They fought until the end."
GHS returns to the court at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Martin.