Kentucky School for the Deaf's girls opened the Mason-Dixon Tournament with a win here Thursday, but then lost to defending champion Mississippi in the nightcap at Baton Rouge, La.
KSD (4-11) topped Eastern North Carolina 49-17 in the opener behind 21 points from Mickie Brunton and 16 from Maribel Rodriquez.
"Our defense was awesome," KSD coach Kevin Hamilton said. "The did not even cross half court for seven straight possessions in the third quarter.
Brunton added five rebounds, three steals and two assists, while Rodriquez had four rebounds, five steals and two assists. Jennifer Harris grabbed a team-high nine boards.