FREMONT — From one Sandusky Bay Conference school to another.
Western Reserve downed Huron 81-45 Tuesday in a Division III sectional girls’ basketball game at Fremont Ross.
The Lady Roughriders, 19-2 overall, are scheduled to play at 6:15 p.m. against Port Clinton in the first of two sectional finals.
Port Clinton finished the regular season at 3-16 overall.
“They don’t have a shooter like (Huron’s Lauren) Volz,’’ Western coach Brenda Friend said. “They have some girls that can cause you trouble with dribble penetration. We’re trying to keep our mind on one thing at a time.’’
The second game has Margaretta going against Woodmore.
The Lady Roughriders played both Edison and Perkins from the SBC in the regular season and lost to both.
“It was our first win this season against an SBC school,’’Friend said. “We have a lot of respect for any SBC team. At this point, you win and move on.”
Ten players scored for Western, led by senior Erica Jenkins with 24 points, including four three-pointers. Kelsey Wyant netted 11 points and Casey Molesky added 10.
“Erica is playing with a lot of confidence,’’ Friend said. “She’s putting it all together and that’s what you expect from a two-year starter.’’
The Lady Roughriders shot 32-of-54 from the field and 13-of-21 from the free-throw line.
Western had 34 rebounds, 20 assists, 20 steals and 14 turnovers.
Wyant grabbed nine boards, followed by Natalie Robson at five and Amanda Palmer, Molesky and Molly Canfield four each.
Francesca Dore’ dished out seven assists, Jessica McHenry posted four and Jenkins checked in with three. Molesky paced the way with six steals, Jenkins registered four and Robson contributed three.
Western led 20-13 after the first quarter, 44-29 at halftime and 57-41 after three quarters.
The Lady Roughriders, however, erupted for a 24-4 advantage in the fourth.
“We played tight early on, but once we got situated, we felt more comfortable,’’ Friend said. “We came out really well in the fourth. I was pleased with my veterans. The starters are setting the table. We only had one player not score.’’
Friend was pleased with her team’s defense.
“We’re still doing what we’re doing,’’ she said. “I thought our transition really clicked.’’
Lauren Volz led Huron with 19 points.
Lemar 0-1-1, Moberg 0-2-2, Munafo 1-1-3, Koenig 3-2-8, Volz 7-3-19, Ward 2-1-6, Estell 3-0-6. Totals: 16-10-45.
Western Reserve 81
Palmer 1-3-5, Dore’ 3-0-6, McHenry 3-0-6, Jenkins 10-0-24, Jackson 3-3-9, Molesky 5-0-10, Robson 1-0-2, Wyant 2-7-11, Clouse 1-0-2, Canfield 3-0-6. Totals: 32-13-81.
Huron 13 16 12 4 — 45
W. Reserve 20 24 13 24 — 81