Lady Eagles Bulldoze Through Northwest, Slide Past Borgia In OT
Sullivan dispatched Northwest and St. Francis Borgia in the first two rounds of the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic to reach the championship game for the second time in three seasons.
The top-seeded Lady Eagles easily took down No. 8 Northwest 56-19 in a delayed first round on Wednesday.
Facing fourth-seeded Borgia in Thursday’s semifinal, Sullivan squeezed out a 45-37 overtime victory.
That set the Lady Eagles up with a meeting against No. 2 seed Helias in Friday’s championship.
Sullivan led 14-0 after one quarter and cruised over the Lions.
Mallory Shetley scored 21 points and was near unstoppable. She shot 9-for-12 from the field and was 2-for-3 beyond the arc.
Shetley grabbed six rebounds, had three assists and blocked three shots.
Kya Harbour had 11 points to go with four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Hanna Johanning recorded eight points. She had two 3-pointers.
Riley Lock had six points. Rylee Denbow had four points, seven rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block.
Porscha Polanowski had four points and Payton Dudley scored two. Dudley also collected six rebounds.
Northwest found no traction against Sullivan’s defense. The Lions shot just 15 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 19 times.
Borgia led 35-34 with just two minutes left, but the Lady Eagles held them to two points down the stretch, then shut them out in overtime to pull out a victory.
The game was tight the entire way through. Sullivan led 13-12 after one period and 21-17 at the half.
Borgia would chip away and trailed 32-30 going into the final period.
The Lady Eagles outscored Borgia 8-0 during overtime.
Shetley scored 18 points, while Lock recorded a double-double — 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Shetley had six rebounds, five blocks, four steals and three assists.
Harbour finished with 11 points and seven assists.
Denbow scored four points.
Sullivan assisted on 13 of their 15 field goals.
Neither team could find a rhythm from the floor. Sullivan finished 15-for-43 (34 percent) and Borgia was 14-for-45 (31 percent).
Grace Turilli and Mya Hillermann each scored 11 points for the Knights.