VENUS — Apparently four wins wasn't enough.
Palmer High School claimed its sixth straight girls' varsity basketball victory of the season after back-to-back wins against Terrell and Lake Worth High Schools Thursday at Venus High School Gymnasium.
The (6-0) Lady Bulldogs also scored their highest point totals since Nov. 11.
Despite shooting only 33 percent (16-for-48) on two-point field goals against the Lady Tigers and entering halftime with a one-point deficit, Palmer outscored their first-round opponents 27-24 in the final 16 minutes of play.
The second game, which featured struggles to find open looks at the basket, was a night-and-day difference.
Against Lake Worth, during the most statistically dominant performance of day No. 1 of the three-day tournament, the Lady Bulldogs finished a collective 41 percent (22-for-54) from the field and totaled 42 rebounds from 10 different players.
Palmer used performances by Dom Flores (21 pts, 8 rebs), Teryn Pritchett (9 pts, 8 rebs) and Sierra Stone (9 pts, 11 rebs) to beat Terrell's (0-5) Lady Tigers 49-47 and 26 points from Flores to down Lake Worth's (2-6-1) Lady Frogs 50-41.
While the team-leading rebounder Pritchett (9.3 rpg) pulled down 12 boards, Stone (9), Flores (9) and senior JoJo Davidson helped earn Palmer the rebounding edge, accounting for 71.1 percent of the team's four-quarter total.
The Lady Frogs won only a single quarter and were outscored 40-30 in the first, second and third with the help of 18 steals and three blocked shots by Palmer's defense.
Pritchett led the team in takeaways with five, Stone and senior Haley Coffee each recorded four each and Flores added three. Davidson rounded out the stalwart defense's stats with two steals and chipped in an assist and Coffee (2) and Stone (1) provided the rim protection the Lady Bulldogs needed to keep their points-per-game allowed average to a meager 32.5.
With Thursday's victories, Palmer earned the right to vie for the tournament championship when they face Head Coach Mike Boelkens and Venus High School at 6 p.m. Friday at VHS Gymnasium.