While Patrick Henry was putting the pressure on Evergreen’s leading scorer Bekah Bowser, they just maybe forgot to account for Macy Chamberlin and Lucy Serna.
Chamberlin scored 12 in the first half to keep the Vikings ahead against the scrappy Patriots, then Serna knocked in 10 in a 24-point Evergreen third quarter that put away a 55-36 victory.
Evergreen is now 10-5.
After taking a slim 8-7 lead into the second quarter, it was Bowser’s floater and Chamberlin’s curl to the rim that gave Evergreen a 12-7 margin.
Kya Seemann’s 3-pointer and Karsyn Weber’s second-chance hoop tied the game, Lydia Valentine’s high-glass triple gave Evergreen a lead they never gave back.
Chamberlin extended that advantage to 21-16 at the break with three more buckets on a power move, a steal and a bank from the side.
“Patrick Henry kids are tough and that definitely showed in the first half,” explained Viking coach Brittaney Cymbolin. “They wanted to keep Bekah from having the ball but Macy really stepped up. It was one of those days where she was a ‘come with me’ type of kid and she worked her rear off in the post and she really carried us.”
Holding a 27-24 lead in the third, Chamberlin’s second-chance hoop off her own miss began a 12-0 burst that put the game away.
Bowser and Valentine each tripled, Serna scored on a putback and Bowser got a run out giving Evergreen a 39-24 lead with 1:31 left in the third.
Serna’s three baskets in the last 90 seconds boosted the Vikes up 45-29 heading into the fourth.
“We run a system where we run our fast break into our offense,” Cymbolin said of the third quarter run. “We for some reason weren’t comfortable with that in the first half and in the third it was like practice where we ran our break into our offense and once they got comfortable in doing what they know, things started to click.”
For the game Evergreen shot 25-48 from the floor while PH was just 14-44.
Chamberlin led the Vikings with 20 points. Bowser had 15 and Serna 14.
Weber had 14 for Patrick Henry.
Evergreen hosts Wauseon Thursday.