The Mountain Home Lady Tigers put together a decent first half, but Middleton controlled the second half to remain unbeaten and down Mountain Home, 69-35, Friday night at Middleton.
Selena Foster kept Mountain Home close in the first period, as the Lady Tigers trailed just 17-11 after a quarter. Middleton was able to get its transition game going and stretched its lead to 39-21 at the half.
The unbeaten defending state champion Lady Vikings put the game out of reach in the third quarter, outscoring Mountain Home to take a 57-25 led into the fourth quarter.
With the clock not stopping in the fourth quarter due to the mercy rule, Middleton won 69-35.
Selena Foster led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 15 points, 13 in the first half. Jacci Cristobal and Madi Karst both added eight points and Tracey Gordon scored four points.
Mountain Home shot 38 percent from the field, including three of four three-pointers. They shot 60 percent from the free-throw line.
Middleton shot a sizzling 59 percent from the field and hit five of 13 treys. They shot 71 percent from the foul line.
The loss dropped the Lady Tigers to 3-4 in conference and 3-7 overall.
The Lady Tigers are on the road to Kuna on Thursday, Dec. 20, for an evening game and are back home on Dec. 27 for a 3 p.m. game against Twin Falls.