If at first you don't succeed, keep trying, but in the case of Sarah Getchey it was only a matter of getting into one of her patented hot streaks from the perimeter, which was the case for the four-time defending District 4 champs. The senior sharpshooter missed her first couple of attempts from long distance but then promptly connected on four of her next five in the second period that all but sewed up their victory for the winners (18-5), who will square off against the survivor of the Benton/East Juniata game tonight.
Lourdes, which had been idle for two weeks since the end of the regular season in the Schuylkill League, looked anything but rusty against the outmanned Tigers (14-11) as the third-seeded Red Raiders ran and pressed their way out to a 16-0 lead after eight minutes of play with Nikki Komara and Rachel Schultz both scoring six points.
"Playing in the Schuylkill League certainly prepares us for the competition in the District 4 playoffs but we went into the game still knowing we had to execute our offense and play solid defense, Klembara said. "As far as Sarah Getchey you have to expect that from a shooter who puts it up from long distance they are streaky but once they find that groove then anything can happen."
Getchey was the offensive catalyst in the team's 26-6 second quarter with 12 points while sophomore Bailey Trell displayed her outside shooting eye with a pair of treys and Schulktz contributed six to all but put the contest in the books.
"Coach just told me to keep on shooting if I had my shot," Getchey said. "I wasn't worried when I missed the first few and felt great in the second quarter. Our team went out and played hard despite the score because we needed to get back in the groove after being off for two weeks."