The Sylvan Hills Lady Bears finally pulled out a close one.

Though the 55-41 win over the Newport Lady Greyhounds in their first round of the Newport Invitational doesn’t appear close, the game was tight up until the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

"We got a couple quick shots late in the fourth quarter," Lady Bears head coach Shelley Davis said.

Naomi Gregory paced Sylvan Hills with 14 while Jamedal Byrd had 10.

Davis said Quandra Robinson’s nine off the bench were "critical".

It was the Lady Bears’ (2-3) first action since the holiday break.

"I was very pleased," Davis said of the Lady Bears’ performance.

She was pleased with how hard her girls played, and agreed that Tuesday could prove to be a turning point at an early stage of the season.

"We are a scrappy team," Davis said.

The Lady Bears have been in close games in most of the young season.

"A free throw here and there, and we are probably 4-1," Davis said. "We finally got on top of a close game."