The Piute girls’s basketball workforce was capable of progress to the 1A match on Thursday evening at Richfield.
The Thunderbirds defeated Tabiona in a 45-35 quarterfinal encounter.
“It took a complete workforce effort to get this victory,” stated Piute coach Tim Westwood. “We nervous about Tabiona due to their dimension. Plus, they push the ball fairly effectively and have good shooters.
The Piute ladies began sturdy, holding Tabiona to a basket within the first quarter, which ended 11-6 in favor of the T-Birds.
Tabiona managed to shut the result in only one level with 3:43 left within the first half because of a run that was capped by Abbie Rhoades, who hit her first of two 3 factors throughout the recreation.
Piute picked up the momentum, capitalizing on three journeys to the foul line and a shot from Kaycee Gleave.
Nevertheless, Gracie Fabrizio drained a downtown for Tabiona because the halftime buzzer sounded, bringing the rating 23-18 in favor of Piute.
Rhoades, who totaled 17 factors within the recreation, and teammate Paiton Lazenby, who completed the evening with 13 factors, supported the assault early within the third quarter. With 6:32 left within the interval, Tabiona tied the sport at 24 factors.
It was then that Piute’s Tera Morgan hit a 3 level, adopted by a paint shot from Kassidy Westwood to realize a 5 level benefit.
“Kassidy is only a good ground normal for us,” stated Tim Westwood. “She installs us and places us in our offensive units.”
Rhoades sank one other trey, adopted by one other shot contained in the perimeter to tie the sport up once more at 29 factors.
That is when Piute made a 13-point escapade, closing the third quarter with a 42-29 lead.
“I really feel like our press hit them within the third quarter,” Westwood stated. “We took good photographs, did not drive the ball and return it that a lot.”
The T-Birds did not look again within the closing stanza.
“Our rookie Kaycee Gleave had some good interceptions and rebounded effectively tonight,” stated Tim Westwood. “She stepped in for us throughout an enormous recreation nearly like she did not even really feel the strain.”
Gleave led the workforce in thefts with six.
Kassidy Westwood led Piute’s scoring effort with 16. Morgan and Talbot every added 10 factors to the trouble.
Turning to the match, Tim Westwood stated he anticipated powerful video games.
“Will probably be a battle irrespective of who we play,” he stated.