UTICA — The Utica Redskins used several scoring runs to take a solid 44-14 halftime lead over visiting Columbus East.
Then it got ugly.
The Redskins outscored the Tigers, 36-0, over the next 10 minutes. The dominance ended with the final score at 85-22, sending Utica to its first Division II sectional championship since 2009.
“I had no idea how much it was,” Utica head coach Terry Logue said, after being told of the run. “We went to a 32 halfcourt trap there. The girls really went with it.”
The Redskins simply outran East, using their fast break to get repeated looks under the rim. Utica shot 30-for-61 (49 percent) for the game, with few of the shots contested.
In the third period, the Redskins put up 30 points while shutting out the Tigers. East missed all 20 shots from the floor in the period, while Utica went 12-for-19. Several times, a Redskin took the rebound or a steal and fired the ball across the court to Tory Minton, who waited uncontested under the basket. She scored four times that way. Many of those passes came from Kelly Overton, who had four rebounds and five steals.
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