OTTAWA HILLS – Evergreen left little doubt in the outcome, albeit being an inconsistent performance, as the Vikings used two big scoring runs to trample Ottawa Hills 68-26 in girls basketball Tuesday.
The first came when the Vikes broke away from a 7-6 lead with 3:24 left in the first with an 18-0 run to finish the quarter, including the last nine points in the final 59 seconds.
Abi Borojevich and Alyssa Noe nailed three-balls, Lexie Shipman split a pair from the foul line and Jamie VanLoocke scored on a steal to boost the Viking lead to 16-6.
At that point, Evergreen used four straight Green Bear turnovers to good measure as Shipman hit a foul line jumper, Borojevich went right to left through the key for a hoop, Hannah Herr scored on a run out pass from Noe after a steal and Borojevich knocked down another triple at the buzzer for a 25-6 lead.
The second big burst came when Ottawa Hills closed to 33-18 with 2:45 left in the third.
Again it was the three-ball that ignited another scoring explosion as Shipman hit from long range, Borojevich hit two more along with another fastbreak hoop from Noe, before returning the favor as Noe scored on an out of bounds play from Borojevich to put Evergreen up 46-20 going into the fourth.
The rain of triples kept coming as Borojevich hit her fifth of the night before exiting, then Kelsie Komisarek hit another after coming off the bench, and Kennedi Keifer knocked home two more to help carry the Vikings home.
For the game, Evergreen shot 25 for 59 from the floor while pressuring the Green Bears into 10 for 45 to go with 29 turnovers.
The Vikings outrebounded the Bears 44-26.
Borojevich paced all scorers with 21 points. Noe added 17 in a very balanced Evergreen scoring attack.
The Vikings, now on a four game win streak and 11-7 overall, travel to Patrick Henry Thursday in an NWOAL contest.
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