South Haven girls to play for sub-state championship tonight

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — South Haven and South Barber girls both won easily Thursday at the Class 1A sub-state Tournament in Dexter. The two teams meet at 6 p.m. Saturday in Dexter for the title and a trip to the state tournament. South Haven beat Cedar Vale – Dexter  54-25 while South Barber beat Pretty Prairie 55-27.South Haven 54,  Cedar Vale – Dexter 25South Haven added a wrinkle to its full court press Thursday, and the Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 54-25 win.  The South Haven girls used a one on one press, and had their fastest athletes on the floor. That caused a lot of trouble for Cedar Vale – Dexter.The Cardinals were running a four-guard offense, and that worked fairly well but both teams struggled to hit shots.Five different players scored for South Haven as the Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 11-5 lead, and led 13-7 after one period. Paige Turek hit a 3-pointer to start the second and South Haven had its first double digit lead. South Haven scored six unanswered points late in the second to take a 27-12 lead at the half.Cedar Vale Dexter struggled to get a field goal and never really caught up much. Chloie Ralls hite a 3-pointer, and a 8-2 run had South Haven ahead 40-20 after three.  South Haven started the final quarter on a 8-0 to get the lead to 30.Coach Mike Heater was happy with the way the defense worked out, but said his team still missed too many shots.Earlier this season South Haven lost to South Barber by 20 points, so the Lady Cardinals expect a challenge.Heater said his steam will have to get baskets in transition and get some turnovers. He said South Barber has a strong inside game, and they will need to keep that from getting going in order to stay with them.Chloie Ralls led South Haven with 19. Cynae Wiley, Paige Turek and Lilliam Bowlby each had eight, Kendall Ray scored six and Carolyn Culp had five.For Cedar Vale – Dexter, Ellie Boatman scored seven and Marissa Bratcher had six.last_img

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