The Spanish Springs girls (1-1, 1-0) suffered their first loss of the young season on Thursday night with a narrow 48-45 loss to Bella Vista.
It was the Cougs first game of a non-league tournament their hosting.
Spanish Springs trailed 41-34 after three quarters and outscored their guests 9-7 in the fourth quarter but wasn’t able to complete the comeback.
Anhelica Shanrock led the way for the Cougs with 15 points.
Spanish Springs continues the tournament Friday with a pair of games against Heritage (3 p.m.) and Lowry (7:30 p.m.).