When the Lady Antlers met Veterans Memorial on Friday, Dec. 4, Tivy pulled off a huge upset 29-27 at home.
At the time, San Antonio Veterans Memorial was ranked No. 5 in the TGBA Girls basketball poll.
Riley Dill scored 11 points and hit several key 3-point shots in the win last December.
The rematch took place Tuesday night on the road and the battle was equally defensive and low-scoring.
Cassidy Harmon scored 11 points and Riley Dill scored 10 points, but it was not enough as the Lady Antlers lost 40-38 in a key rivalry match between the two programs.
Free throws hurt the Lady Antlers as they shot 53% from the charity stripe.
Jamie Jackson did hit a 3-pointer late in the game as Tivy attempted to rally in the fourth period.
"The girls were a great example of TFND," Tivy Coach Christy Dill said. "They showed true grit until the very end."
Despite the loss, Coach Dill believes this will help the team out in the long run.
"I believe everything happens for a reason, so the lessons we take away from the game will help us down the road," Coach Dill added. "We will continue to work hard and get a little better each time we take the floor."
Tivy has a road contest against Lehman with tip-off set for 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.