The Summit girls held a 12-all tie after a pair of foul shots late in the second quarter, but Logos took a two-point lead to the break behind 10 first half points from 6-2 winger Bea Whitling, whose press-break passing proved a decisive advantage later in the game. Logos turned a 14-12 halftime lead into 37-28 win, largely by way of transition scoring during the fourth quarter.
Both sides committed a multitude of turnovers – both were frequently whistled for traveling – and both opted for methodical offense. But after a hoop by Whitling put Logos ahead 18-14 and ignited a run up to a seven-point lead late in the third, Summit was compelled to play full-court press defense despite Whitling’s height and passing skills.
As the tempo picked up early in the fourth, Summit closed within three, 22-19, on back-to-back hoops by Jessie Sonnen and Taylor Lustig. Logos countered with a layup by 6-0 forward Shania Hughes that sparked another Knights run with 6:39 remaining. After Knight’s layup, Whitling broke the press with an outlet pass that diagonaled from the right side to the center circle, which a Logos teammate then relayed along for a layup. Summit called a timeout with 3:49 left, but the Patriots did not have an answer to Whitling’s height, which she used to receive inbounds passes and deliver similar outlets again and again.
Logos eventually led by 14, but the Summit girls persisted to the very end and narrowed the final margin to nine.
Whitling finished with 12 points and Hughes finished with 10 for Logos, while Lustig led Summit with 12 and Lexi Currier added eight.
Summit finished with a 7-7 overall record. Logos will play Nezperce in the 1AD2 District II semifinals at 6 p.m. Monday night, Feb. 4, at LCSC.
[Ed.'s note: This article has been corrected to accurately state the game time and opposition for Logos' next tournament game. The original was inaccurate due to a Free Press error, which we regret. -ao]