The Lady Wolfpack nailed six 3-pointers in the first half to build a double-digit lead at the break en route to a 51-39 road victory over Union Grove.
“We play a phenomenal first half of basketball,” Woodland coach Ashley Maddox said. “If we could just put a full game together, I would be so pleased with the way the season is going. We just haven’t done it yet and when we do it we are going to be tough to beat.”
Senior Mecca Sneed and freshman Vanessa Blagmon both scored 13 points and sophomore Zaundra Stevens added 10 in Woodland’s eighth straight victory over the Lady Wolverines, who were led in scoring by senior Treva Hickey (18 points).
In the first quarter, Woodland jumped out to an 8-2 lead, thanks to back-to-back 3-pointers by Sneed. Then a few possessions later, Blagmon stretched the margin to 16-4 with a shot from deep.
In the second quarter, the one-sided affair continued as Sneed and Aalyiah Dotson added 3-pointers to highlight a 13-4 run to start the frame. Then just before the halftime buzzer sounded, Blagmon made a 3-point heave off the glass for a 36-15 advantage.
“In the first half, our post players did a great job of getting offensive rebounds and going back up with it,” Maddox said. “That was a big difference even though our guards were shooting well but when they were missing we were still getting second chance opportunities.”
Stevens also finished with eight rebounds and three blocks.
Blagmon hit a 3-pointer to start the scoring in the second half and Woodland still cruised the rest of the way despite the final margin.
This Friday, the Lady Wolfpack begin tournament play against Ola.