The Belle Vernon girls overcame a 4-point deficit in the fourth quarter Thursday night for a 43-37 Section 3-AAAA victory over visiting Ringgold.

The Lady Leopards (1-0, 3-1) outscored the visitors in the final eight minutes, 19-9.

The Lady Rams (0-1, 2-2) led 10-5, 20-17 and 28-24 at the quarter breaks.

Taylor Rodriguez led Belle Vernon with a game-high 13 points. Jenna Dawson finished with 11. The Lady Leopards made 18-of-30 foul shots, while Ringgold hit on just 8-of-21.

Nya Adams and Jada Cathers both scored eight for Ringgold.

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