Olivia Porter went off, Syriah Daniels caught fire, and the Auburn High girls basketball team survived rival Opelika 58-55 on Tuesday night in Auburn.
Porter scored 27 points and Daniels scored another 20, leading the Tigers’ fourth-quarter comeback.
Opelika led 23-21 at the half and 38-35 at the end of the third quarter. But Porter and Daniels both scored seven points each in the fourth quarter, as Auburn High outscored Opelika 23-17 in the final frame on the way to the win.
Opelika’s Kaitlyn Bryant scored a team-best 19 points. Haley Sanders scored another 16 for the Bulldogs. LaDajah Huguley scored 10.
Opelika rebounded a missed Auburn High free throw with 15 seconds left trailing 56-55, but could not convert on the other end in the crucial moments. Auburn High sank two free throws, then Opelika’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell wide.
Auburn High, ranked No. 6 in Class 7A in the ASWA rankings, moves to 10-3 on the season.