With a dominating first half, Pacific cruised to a convincing victory over Lafayette Wednesday in the consolation semifinals of the Marquette Girls Basketball Tournament.
The Lady Indians (1-2) jumped to a 17-0 lead and never looked back in a 59-19 win.
“We played really well as a team. We made the smart decisions,” said Pacific Head Coach Josh Spuhl. “We were able to apply a lot of pressure in the full-court.”
Pacific held leads over Lafayette of 20-2 after one quarter and 36-6 at halftime.
Pacific was scheduled to play Francis Howell Friday for the consolation title.
“Francis Howell will be a very tough game,” Spuhl said. “This easily could have been a game on the winner’s side of the bracket.”
The Lady Indians led Lafayette 50-15 after three quarters and outscored the Lancers 9-5 in the final eight minutes.
Kya Hill led the way for Pacific with 18 points. Ashley Hill added 13 points.
Kate Cookson and Hunter Kelemen both scored eight points.
Ellen Rogers and Amber Zurliene both had three points. Brigid Toney scored two points.
“Kya had a great game on both ends,” Spuhl said. “Ashley is starting to find her groove. Hunter and Kate also played well.”
Rachel Peipert led Lafayette (0-2) with eight points.
Pacific made five three-pointers in the game and was 2-10 from the free-throw line. Lafayette was 3-6 from the charity stripe.