The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles split opening round basketball games in their respective tournaments on Jan. 14.
The Purdy boys picked up a 68-56 victory over Blue Eye in the Spokane Tournament to improve to 10-5 on the season.
"We were able to get off to a quick start which gave us confidence throughout the game," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "We did a great job of taking care of the ball. Our lack of turnovers has been the biggest key in the improvement we have shown in the month of January. This was a nice way to start off what will be a tough week."
The Eagles led 23-15 at the end of the first quarter and 40-27 at halftime.
Blue Eye closed the gap in the third period out performing Purdy 17-9, but the Eagles won the final period 19-12 to secure the victory.
Scoring for Purdy: Keevin Walker, 23 points; Brent Cornman, 15; Cameron Terry, 13; Tyler Scott, 10; Glen Scott, 4; and Austin Hancock, 3.
Another slow start spelled doom for the Lady Eagles as they fell 48-42 to Lamar to open play in the Stockton Tournament.
Lamar outscored the black and yellow 14-5 in the first period and played even with Purdy the remainder of the game.
The Lady Tigers led 28-18 at halftime and 37-27 at the end of three quarters.
Seventeen Lady Eagles turnovers made it difficult for Purdy to climb back into the contest.
Scoring for Purdy: Desirie Ennis, 13 points; Mattie White, 11; Courtney White, 8; Katie Hughes, 4; Andrea Humphrey, 3; Skylar Lakey, 2; and Jayse Henderson, 1.