Forest Lake girls rout Sac. Adventist |

Forest Lake girls rout Sac. Adventist

The Division V girls top seed Forest Lake Falcons hosted 16th-seed Sacramento Adventist Tuesday, routing the Capitals 78-16 in the first round of the playoffs.

The Capitals dropped in the first two points of the game, but between the first score for Sac. Adventist and the end of the first quarter the Falcons went on a 23-0 run.

After the first quarter, which Forest Lake dominated with the help of 16 Capitals turnovers, coach Steve Kellar felt no need to keep the starting five in.

For the duration of the final three quarters, none of the starters re-entered the game. In the second, third, and fourth quarters combined, Forest Lake still outscored Sac. Adventist 55-13.

“The level of play will go up in steps,” Kellar said. “Next game, the starters will probably play two quarters.”

The Capitals did not help themselves with their 38 turnovers, compared to only nine for the Falcons.

The top scorers for Forest Lake all came off the bench. Jessica Clough and Mackenzie Deneen both scored 17 points, while Lora Courtney had 10, including 5 for 5 night from the free throw line.

Regular starter Brooke Hodges scored five on the evening while teammate Brittany Allen scored six, making all three shots she attempted.

Hodges averaged 13.5 points per game as well as 4.6 rebounds during the regular season and Allen, who is only a sophomore, averaged 10.2 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.6 steals.

As Kellar expected, Forest Lake advances to host another playoff game in round two. The Falcon’s opponent for Thursday night will be No. 8 seed Turlock Christian.

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