It was an impressive girls basketball opener for Pacific.
Playing at the St. James Shootout last Saturday, the Lady Indians cruised to a 65-48 victory over Jefferson City.
“The girls were very excited to get to play. We were ready for the game,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “The girls did a great job of defending Jeff City.”
Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Pacific put the game away with a 23-10 fourth-quarter run.
The Lady Indians (1-0) held leads of 18-13 after one quarter and 36-29 at halftime.
Pacific had a balanced scoring attack, which figures to be the theme for the team this season.
Kya Hill led three Lady Indians in double figures with 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
Lizzy Almo finished with 12 points, four assists and two steals.
Abby Spuhl added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Meagan Wakefield collected 9 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Ashley Hill registered seven points and nine rebounds.
Hunter Kelemen added five points and three assists.
Ellen Rogers recorded four points, six rebounds and four assists.
Kate Cookson finished with two points and eight rebounds.
Brigid Toney and Charla Jackson also played.
The Lady Indians were 7-11 from the free-throw line.
“Abby came out and hit a big three to get us started and Ellen then scored to get us to a quick 5-0 lead,” Spuhl said. “Kya had a great game. She was able to control the inside with the help of Kate Cookson and Ellen Rogers. Ashley, Lizzy and Meagan were able to control the ball and keep us in the lead. I was very proud of how our seniors stepped up and played. Abby and Lizzy really did a great job.”
Pacific plays this week at the Marquette Tournament. The event concludes Friday with the seventh-place and consolation games at 4 p.m., the third-place contest at 5:30 p.m. and the championship game at 7 p.m.