Clovis Christian had no plans of playing catchup tonight.
The Eagles jumped out to a 12-5 first quarter advantage, and cruised to a 55-31 District 4-1A tournament victory over Mosquero Wednesday night at Clovis Christian’s gym.
Jennifer Schaap had a game-high 24 points, to go with 14 rebounds and five blocks for the Eagles, who have won five straight and 10 of their last 11.
“We talked about the fact that every time we played them before, we had to play catchup,” Eagles coach Max Kralicek said. “They like to slow things down. We forced them to play our tempo, and that was a big difference on defense. We made them play the way we wanted.”
Clovis Christian moves on to face Grady in a Friday 7 p.m. championship game. Both teams receive a berth in the state basketball championship.
Lauren Douma scored 15 of her 16 points in the first half, as Clovis Christian took a 32-11 lead into the locker room.
Erin Hoyoz led the Pirates with nine points.
Fort Sumner 50, Elida 47
Christian Pettigrew led a balanced Fort Sumner effort, as the Foxes (16-8) earned a trip to Friday’s 6 p.m. championship game at Dora.
Fort Sumner led by as many as nine, but had to hold off the Tigers throughout the fourth quarter. Gus Rodriguez’ two free throws with 1:03 left closed out the scoring, as Elida (19-10) missed three 3-pointers in the final :55.
Berry Stinnett scored 12 and Zachary Kenyon added 11 for Fort Sumner.
Angel Sanchez had 11, and Ethan Jasso and Kody Paiz added nine each for Elida (19-12).