Here, though, Westhill’s pressure on the ball kept the ball from getting to Sorrell, who settled for 14 points. And that heat took a toll as Hannibal, who only trailed 34-22 at halftime, managed just 10 points in the second half, wearing down and turning the game into a romp.
Peebles, with 18 points, paced the Westhill attack, while Ross gained 15 points and Martin finished with 10 points. Washburn continued to help, too, getting six points.
Marcellus, awaiting Erica Balman’s return from a knee injury, met rival Skaneateles on Wednesday and tried to end the Lakers’ seven-game win streak, only to see early success dissipate in a 75-58 defeat to the Lakers.
With eight first-quarter points from Meghan Witkowski, Marcellus took a 14-5 lead late in the first quarter. But things would soon turn around.
And the catalyst for the Lakers wasn't a starter. Sophomore Shannon Foehl, coming off the bench after Joanna Dobrovosky picked up two early fouls, hit a pair of 3-pointers late in the period, and then added another 3-pointer and an old-fashioned three-point play early in the second period.
All of this was part of a 20-5 run that covered three minutes of clock and put Skaneateles ahead for good. Foehl earned all of her 12 points in that sequence, but her spark ignited the rest of the Lakers - particularly Nicole Beatson, who notched 13 first-half points, capped by a 3-pointer just before the horn, that gave the Lakers a 41-29 halftime lead.
All through the second half, the Mustangs remained close as Shelby Nye, who had 23 points, led her side's effort, at one point moving within six, 63-57, with more than two minutes to play. But the Lakers closed with one more burst, 12-1, and it was Elizabeth Lane in the lead role as she compiled 24 points, nine assists and six steals.