Jordanna Porter scored 16 points and Francesca Patrick added nine to help the Ellison Lady Eagles open the season with a 40-39 home win over Austin Bowie on Tuesday.

The Lady Eagles erased a five-point fourth quarter deficit by outscoring Bowie 14-8 in the fourth quarter.

Bowie didn’t take advantage of opportunities from the free-throw line, shooting only 44 percent (12 of 27) while Ellison shot 63 percent (12 of 19).

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