Brock adjusted, but the defenses at both ends were still prevalent, with only a 10-7 count by halftime. But the Lady Eagles’ scoring was more prolific in the second half, with Ducat, Rachel Harrell and Ivey all scoring in double figures.
In Friday night’s semifinal, the lack of scoring was a factor again — for the first quarter, anyway. Bailey Ivey hit a three on the Lady Eagles first possession, but the quick score was hardly a foreshadowing of the scoring pace in the opening period. Brock took an 8-4 lead over Life Oak Cliff’s Lady Lions by the 4-minute mark, then both offenses shut down for the rest of the quarter. But, the second period was an indication of the balance of the match as the Lady Eagles found their rhythm, and LOC did not.
Brock controlled the game much more dominantly than the final count of 48-32 indicated.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 22-9 lead by halftime and were never threatened again in the game.
The Lady Eagles will be vying for their sixth-straight basketball championship when they take the floor at Irwin Center on Friday. Brock is 34-2 on the season.