VINCENNES, Ind. – Despite being 17 days removed from its previous game, the Mineral Area women’s basketball team did not have the energy or depth to keep pace with Vincennes.
The Trailblazers outscored the Lady Cardinals 60-30 during second half action, and rolled to a 98-62 triumph on Monday by relentless pushing the tempo and attacking with aggression.
Ladellia Maggett scored 20 points while Mykel Roth sank 10-of-12 free throws within 18 points for Vincennes, which shot a blistering 71 percent after intermission while also going 9-of-9 at the line.
Ella Gobald highlighted the Mineral Area offense with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from long range, but many of her baskets were answered promptly.
Sophomore Allie Golden shined in the first half with all 14 of her points to help the Lady Cardinals stay within 38-32, and Tyeshia Mitchell scored through a bump to make it 40-37.
But the Trailblazers finished off several transition plays with uncontested layups, and produced a 27-10 scoring outburst over the last seven minutes of the third quarter.
Vincennes (6-4) went 11-of-14 from beyond the arc while handing Mineral Area (6-2) one of its most lopsided losses in recent memory.
Ashley Johnson was perfect on four 3-point attempts, and scored 14 points. Marquita Easley tallied 13 and Okiana Fastova had 11 to put five Trailblazers in double figures.
Mitchell ended with 10 points, and Golden grabbed seven rebounds. Leading MAC scorer Holly Forbes had six points and collected two fouls within the first 2:36 of the game.
The Lady Cardinals will return to action Wednesday at SE Illinois. Those teams battled into overtime last month when Mineral Area won its season opener.