Meanwhile, J-E took a long road trip -- more than 100 miles, to be exact -- to meet Sherburne-Earlville. The Marauders, Center State Conference II regular-season champions, had eliminated Adirondack 64-50 in the first round.
But all of that proved unimportant against J-E, who got yet another dominant effort from center Molly Hourigan Hourigan, plus fine perimeter work and lights-out defense, to dominate the proceedings.
Once it got past the after-effects of the bus ride, the Eagles took over, stretching out a 12-8 first-quarter lead through a 16-5 blitz in the second quarter.
Nothing the Marauders tried seemed to work. Either the ball got taken away by J-E's group of ball-hawking guards or, if it went inside, Hourigan would grab the missed shot -- or simply swat it away.
Just as she did in the first-round win over Watertown IHC, Hourigan had a triple-double, backing up her 12 points with 16 rebounds and 10 blocks, and she got to roam free because of the way J-E converted from the outside.
Kali Davis continued to be on a roll, nearly matching S-E by herself as she poured in 20 points, a new season mark, while Liz Caspari finished with 13 points and Grace Dungey threw in eight points.