MACKINAW - Eureka broke a six-all tie early in the first quarter in a gigantic way en route to a 55-24 victory over Tremont in Wednesday's Deer Creek-Mackinaw Regional.
The Hornets (28-2) ended the opening half on a 32-8 push to zoom into the break ahead 38-14.
“I liked the way we were disciplined on defense,” commented Hornets’ coach Jerry Prina, whose squad is on an 18-game win streak. “We were able to extend our pressure. You cannot ever prepare for anyone’s speed.”
Natalie Anderson was the night's leading scorer with 15 points, while Paige McAllister led the Turks (8-23) with 12.
The Hornets advance to this evening's 7 p.m. final versus Farmington, who surprised the host Chiefs 35-26 in Wednesday's second semifinal. The three-point shootout will begin the proceedings at 5:40 p.m.
Notes: Eureka forced 26 Tremont turnovers. By virtue of the lead being greater than 30 points at the start of the fourth, a running clock went into effect over the final eight minutes. The Turks are coached by Justin Wahls, a 2006 Eureka graduate, who turned 31 on Jan. 11. The Hornets have maintained possession of the McLean Co. traveling trophy for 382 days.
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