Ranita Muriel scored 18 points and Sophia Loft tallied 13 when the Christian Heritage girls varsity basketball team defeated host Torrington Christian Academy, 47-35, in its season opener on Wednesday.

The game was fairly tight throughout the first half, but CHS would pull away with a 22-3 run to open the second half and never look back.

The Lady Kingsmen will now travel to Harvey on Monday for their next contest.