In its first state tournament appearance as a co-op, Lyle/Pacelli defeated Mountain Iron-Buhl convincingly, 66-47.The Athletics scored first in this up-tempo game, jumped out to an 11-3 lead and led the rest of the way. They outrebounded the Rangers 24 to 9 before halftime. Midway through the first half, Mountain Iron-Buhl closed within one point at 23-22. Lyle/Pacelli reeled off 13 straight points, capped off by Brooke Walter’s 3-point shot with :09 seconds left, to close out the half leading 36-22.
In the second half, Lyle/Pacelli went 9-for-11 from the field, boosting their field goal accuracy for the game to 57 percent. Two Athletics players posted a double-double: Madison Truckenmille had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Sarah Holtz scored 15 points and pulled down 11 boards. Bethany Stroufand Brooke Walter also scored in double figures with 15 and 13 points, respectively.
Mountain Iron-Buhl went 8-for-21 from 3-point range, led by Mya Buffetta who hit three from beyond the arc and scored a team-high 15 points in the game. Chelsea Mason finished with 10 points for the Rangers.
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