GMCS led 19-15 after the opening quarter and pretty much led the entire game after that. The Lady Saints took a 9-point advantage into the fourth quarter, but Legacy fought back and made it a one possession game. Some big free throws late and a couple of big defensive possessions by the Lady Saints sealed the 74-71 win and granted GMCS the 1-seed in the State Tourney and a first-round bye.
Mikayla Fields and Laikyn Mitchell combined to score 47 points to pace the offense of the Lady Saints. Mikayla had 24 points and fell just 1 assist short of a triple-double as she recorded 13 rebounds and 9 assists. Laikyn had 23 points and added 8 rebounds. Gracy Martin scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and a couple of those shots were from Caitlin Clark range.
Charity Zumwalt had a great all-around game with 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Baylee Pogue played some huge minutes for the Lady Saints on Saturday as she hit a couple of big shots for 4 points, grabbed 5 boards, and dished out 3 assists. Silbi Jones added 2 points and 3 rebounds, while Evan Chambless played great defense all game and added 3 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
With the win, the Lady Saints are set to play on Thursday night at 7:00 pm.