FREMONT 44, LCA 25
Lakeland Christian Academy picked a horrible time to have one of its poorest shooting nights of the season.
The Cougars shot just 6-36 from the floor (17 percent) in the game and were a dreadful 3-21 from two-point range. LCA’s big three – Jessi Calizo, Tori Calizo and Anna Reimink – made just 5-31 shots as the Cougars couldn’t keep pace with the hosts in the Class 1-A Sectional No. 52 at Fremont. Jessi Calizo led LCA with eight points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
Tori Calizo and Reimink each had six points, but also comboed seven turnovers. The loss was the final game for the senior Reimink, who did add four rebounds and two steals.
Bella Dangerfield led the Eagles with 12 points and Macayla Guthrie added 10 points. Fremont, which held a 24-12 lead at the half, pulled away with a 19-0 run in the third quarter, part of a 22-3 total run to ice the game.
LCA wraps up its season 13-10 overall. Fremont (14-8) will advance to meet Elkhart Christian (10-9) in the first semi-final Monday night.
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 43, TRITON 15
Triton also had its problems shooting the basketball Friday night in its sectional opening loss to South Central at the Class 1-A Sectional No. 51 at Oregon-Davis.
The Trojans were 4-25 from the floor (16 percent) in the game, missing all eight of its shots from three-point range. Triton also had just Jaela Faulkner attempt a free throw in the game, and her 7-8 results were her only makes after missing all eight of her field goal tries. Faulkner was the leading scorer with seven points and added four rebounds and three steals but also committed eight turnovers.
Triton also didn’t take care of the ball, committing 30 turnovers, which South Central turned into 32 points. The Satellites also shut out Triton 13-0 in the third quarter to eliminate any doubt.
Amber Wolf led the winners with 13 points and Abbie Tomblin added nine points, four rebounds and four steals.
Triton concludes its year 6-17. South Central (17-6) will advance to the semi-finals to play South Bend Career Academy (2-15) in the first game Monday night.