A 17-1 second quarter run by Lake allowed the Flyers to create separation from Swanton, as they defeated the Bulldogs in McQuade Gymnasium in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday, 49-25.
The Bulldogs trailed by five in the opening quarter until Haley Nelson went 1 of 2 from the foul line, then drilled a long two-pointer. Cydney Christensen split a pair from the foul line herself to make it 8-7 Flyers at the quarter break.
Bridget Harlett went 1 of 2 from the line to begin the second quarter which tied the game, but that was all the points they could muster.
Lexi Robinson converted back-to-back drive to the baskets for the Flyers, then Bri Petroff layed one in and Rebekah Swartz hit a three which put Lake up 17-8 nearly halfway through the second quarter. Then, after Lake’s Maddy Hodgson scored with the help of an assist by Kayla Bekier, Petroff tacked on three straight buckets to equal the halftime score of 25-8.
The Flyers were able to extend that margin by three points in the third quarter as they carried a 35-15 lead into the fourth.
Swanton then made a slight comeback after Bekier scored inside to begin the final quarter. Abby Arnold started the rally with two free throws, Christensen split a pair from the line, then Nelson buried a triple at the 4:31 mark.
On the next Flyer possession, the Dogs played thief and Sidney Taylor scored on the fastbreak to pull them within 14, 37-23. Robinson and Ally Hendricks of Swanton traded baskets on the next two possessions but that was as close as the Dogs came.
Petroff had 12 points and Swartz 11 to lead the Flyers on offense. Nelson scored 13 for the Bulldogs.
Swanton (1-1) is off until Monday when they travel to Fayette for another non-league contest.
Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010