COVINGTON — After a slow start, Anna put Arcanum away for a 41-21 win in a Division III sectional quarterfinal at Covington.
Arcanum, the sectional’s No. 9 seed, started the game well with its best scoring output of the day coming in the opening quarter and trailed Anna 13-10. The No. 6 seed Rockets took off from there and used a 13-4 scoring advantage in the second to build a 26-14 halftime lead.
The Rockets, who were without freshman point guard Ella Doseck, increased their lead to 34-19 in the third quarter on their way to a 20-point victory.
Macey Huelskamp led Anna with a game-high 11 points while Emma Freytag and Breah Kuck added seven each. It was the tenth consecutive win for the Rockets (17-6), who will face No. 14 seed Bethel in a second-round game on Thursday at Covington.
Camille Pohl led Arcanum with six points in Saturday’s loss.
With Saturday’s loss, Arcanum finished the season with a 12-11 record.
“I thought we prepared pretty well for Anna,” Arcanum coach Matt Grote said. “I thought we were ready to go. I thought we did a lot of good things, but in the end you’ve got to put the ball in the basket, and we just weren’t able to do that tonight.”
Kyle Shaner is the sports editor of the Greenville Daily Advocate. Shaner can be reached at (937) 569-4316 or on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate.