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LARGO — It appeared Dunellon was ready to come out and compete with Indian Rocks Christian.
The game was played with precision passing, shooting and great defense, which favored the Eagles. It was a game of runs, and that is what IRC did in the second half Wednesday as its 3-point shooting game it the edge on the way to a 81-36 victory to advance to the championship of its own tournament.
“In the second half we made some adjustments and settled down and focused,” IRC coach Phil Farver said.
At the end of the first quarter IRC led 23-17. In the second quarter Dunellon started to apply pressure, which IRC handled with pinpoint passes and precision 3-point shooting.
Dunellon slowly crept back into the game as IRC slowed the pace. The Eagles took a 35-30 lead into the locker room.
In the second half IRC turned up its game and continued to hit 3-pointers. The third quarter consisted of a 21-6 run that essentially put the game out of reach. IRC made a total of 12 3-pointers as Jess Logemann was 6-of-8 and totaled 18 points. Tori Trador scored 20 and Kristin Scholl had 14, with Rachel Burnett chipping in 18 to lead a balanced scoring attack.
Tanika Jackson scored 15 for Dunellon.
“We played very aggressive basketball and we exploited their weakness inside,” Burnett said.
In earlier action Gilmour (Ohio) Academy defeated Bartow High 61-48. Brittany Latton scored 32 points to lead Gilmour.