White Pigeon’s girls basketball team held visiting Constantine to single digits in every quarter and connected on five 3-pointers in a 46-26 victory Tuesday night.
Bethany Hagner led the Chiefs (3-1) with 11 points, including three treys, and Rachel Brock had nine points and Riley Phelps added eight. White Pigeon built a 20-12 halftime lead and outscored the Falcons (1-2) 21-6 in the fourth quarter.
White Pigeon had a 15-7 advantage at the free throw line. No other information on White Pigeon was provided.
Makayla Parsons paced Constantine with eight points, Bailey Potter scored five and Ashley Loose chipped in four. Deshea Payton, Emily Schrock and Emily Bowers each ended the contest with two points.
Smith, Potter and Loose all grabbed eight rebounds, and Potter dished four assists and grabbed three steals.
“We made a huge turnaround tonight with regards to positive attitudes and energy on the floor,” Constantine coach Joe Stacey said. “The girls stepped it up in practice the last two and their effort continued in the game. Our defense kept us within striking distance until the fourth quarter when White Pigeon did a great job of turning our offensive mistakes into points.
“Even when we would hustle back and force them to set up their offense, they moved the ball well and found the open girl for an outside shot that seemed to go in almost every time. … We definitely had our opportunities to get points off turnovers but couldn’t capitalize. Offensively, we were not strong with our passes and that is something we must get better with. But even with our offensive struggles, the defense kept us in the game.”