The Tuloso-Midway Cherokees are off to a solid start in district play after beating the Robstown Lady Pickers, 44-32, Friday.

After starting off real strong with 16-6 non-district record, the Cherokees knew they had to continue with that same momentum heading into their first district game of the season.

Robstown's Amanda Ysassi was the leading scorer of the game with 12 points while Tuloso-Midway's Kristin Alphin led the way for the Cherokees with 10 points.

Both teams kept it close in the first quarter, with Tuloso-Midway taking a slight edge, 9-7.

Still maintaining a close game, the Lady Pickers were on the Cherokees' tails and behind by just four points as the game went into halftime with Tuloso-Midway up, 23-19.

The Cherokees showed their dominance on the defensive and offensive ends of the court in the third quarter.

They went on to outscore Robstown, 17-6, giving the Cherokees a 40-25 lead with one quarter left to play.

The game slowed down for Tuloso-Midway in the fourth, but unfortunately for the Lady Pickers, it was not enough to try and catch up.

With the loss, Robstown begins its district season at 0-1. The Lady Pickers will next play the Calallen Lady Wildcats, Friday at 6:30 p.m., in Robstown.

The Lady Wildcats are also coming off a surprising 46-42 loss against the Alice Lady Coyotes Friday.

The Cherokees next play the H.M. King Lady Brahmas at home Friday at 6:30 p.m.