The SCA Eagles got an early morning start on the charter bus to southeastern Arizona, where the JV Girls faced the Pima High School Roughriders. Coach Alan Mitchell sent out the big guns, with a starting lineup of sophomores Lily Richardson, Allyson Lund, and Baylee Tobin along with freshmen Ana Faustinos and Daphne Garland.
Given the high-quality team on the floor, the Eagles promptly jumped out to a significant lead, with Lily Richardson coordinating the offense and feeding Allyson Lund on the low post in addition to driving and scoring herself. Baylee Tobin's strong efforts on the offensive boards provided her with an unending source of free throws throughout the match.
The introduction of sophomore Savannah Cardona iced the game before the first quarter concluded, as she shelled the basket from the three-point line, racking up double-digit scores before the end of the first half. Daphne Garland soon followed her example, knocking down the corner three, while freshman Sophia Lane cranked up her mid-range jumper to work the scoreboard further as SCA took a 30-8 halftime lead.
Ana Faustinos' good work in the fast break led to her own scoring, and Lily Richardson cultivated heads-up passing in the half-court and on the break to provide wide open baskets for Savannah Cardona downtown and Allyson Lund at the elbow. The Eagles' ball movement improved in the third quarter, and the number of assists and open shots increased, as did the frequency of Baylee Tobin's productive trips to the line. Meanwhile Savannah Cardona jumped the Roughrider passing lanes for several steals to add to her impressive scoring tally on the break.
In the fourth quarter Annie Drye took advantage of the smooth offensive operation to sink the short-corner jumper, and Allyson Lund set a personal scoring best of 10 points on a steady diet of offensive rebounding and good entry passing from Lily Richardson and Daphne Garland. The outstanding team basketball display from Coach Mitchell's squad resulted in a truly satisfying and well-rounded 53-16 victory for the excellent Eagles.