After a 16-16 first-quarter tie, Pikeville led 30-29 at the half and 48-46 after three. Tug Valley then outscored Pikeville 17-11 in the fourth.
Tabby Mounts led Tug with 24 points, six rebounds and three steals.
Elizabeth Evans netted 11 points, had four steals and dished out six assists.
Hailee Ward had 11 points and three assists.
Courtney Southers contributed eight points and six rebounds.
Karah Sheppard had three points and five rebounds.
Paige Runyon had three points and four rebounds for Tug Valley.
Delena Smith chipped in with two points and two boards.
Desrae Vance added one point and two steals.
Lauren Lawson and Lesley Fransisco paced Pikeville with 19 and 17 points respectively.
“We played much better tonight,” Tug Valley coach Okey Smith said. “We still miss Whitney (Evans) who is out with an injury, but the girls picked up the slack tonight and played perhaps our best game of the season. I thought that Hailee Ward and Courtney Southers played their best game of the season and Tabby was outstanding shooting the ball. Elizabeth Evans played a very smart floor game and fed the ball to the others all night. I thought our bench play from Paige Runyon, Delena Smith, Desrae Smith and Amber Linville was solid tonight and played a big part in the win. I just hope we can build on this and turn our season around.”
TVHS plays Saturday at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting, against Burch at the Williamson Fieldhouse.