On paper it looked like a tough match up for the Lakeway Christian girls basketball team Tuesday night, but unfortunately for Berean Christian, the game wasn’t played on paper. On the actual hardwood of Cornerstone Academy the Lady Lions blasted the Lady Eagles off the floor, winning 94-38 as they rained down 13 3-pointers in the victory.
“Our kids are really buying in to our system of play,” Lakeway Christian coach Randy Coffman said. “Tonight our kids really scored it and really shared it. When we do that playing fast like we do, a lot of points get up on the board. That puts the pressure on the other team that you’ve got to make the shot in the moment.”
The game was never close after the opening tip-off. The Lady Lions (12-2) surged out to a 30-5 first quarter lead with Jordaynia Ivie and Maggie Vick doing most of the scoring damage. Ivie put in 10 of her game-leading 24 points in the frame and Vick muscled in eight of her 16 points.
“Our kids are really buying in to our system of play,” Coffman said. “Tonight our kids really scored it and really shared it. When we do that playing fast like we do, a lot of points get up on the board. That puts the pressure on the other team that you’ve got to make the shot in the moment.”
With the game completely under control early, Coffman went to his bench, but saw no drop in intensity. In all, 10 different Lady Lions scored baskets against Berean Christian Tuesday night.
“We’re really pleased with our younger kids,” Coffman said. “Those kids that are playing in the nine, 10, 11 and 12 holes for us are getting it. We’re dressing 14 kids and they understand our system now. We’re a year and a half into this. We got these kids when they were young, but they’ve got some maturity.”
There was no moment where Lakeway Christian slowed down, regardless of who was on the floor. They scored 30 points in the second quarter, 23 in the third and finally, with the game well in hand and the clock running under the mercy rule, managed 11 points in a very short final period.
With the postseason on the horizon, the walk-away victory allowed Coffman to not only go deep into his reserves, but work on fine-tuning aspects of his team’s game.
“Tonight we had 25 assists,” Coffman said. “When you start sharing it like that, you make shots. Anytime your team can hit 13 threes, that’s a plus. We’re taking care of it and only had six turnovers tonight and that was really key.”
Lakeway Christian put four players in double figures. In addition to Vick and Ivie, Madi Hawk scored 17 points and Halli Stuffle had 10.
Berean got 18 points from Catelyn Lowe and eight from Gracie Palmer, but no one else was a consistent scoring threat against the Lady Lions’ superior strength, speed and size.
Lakeway Christian hits the road Friday night as they travel to Powell to take on First Baptist Academy. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.