Prep girls' basketball: Timpview cruises past Wasatch
Provo • She finished a three-point play. She hit a jumper, scored on an offensive rebound and got free on a layup.
Timpview's Lacy Haddock simply couldn't be stopped.
She scored 15 of her game-high 19 points in the pivotal third quarter Tuesday night to help Timpview to a convincing 63-31 win over Wasatch.
This figured to be a close game since the two teams had just one loss apiece in the preseason and both had opened region play with a win. But the game turned into a blowout after Haddock's eruption.
"She's one of those kids if you challenge her, she's going to accept that challenge," Timpview coach Casey Sundquist said. "She was the one who came up with the goal of not getting outrebounded, so when I brought it up [at halftime], I think that lit a fire under her. Once we got the ball into her, it was all over."
Wasatch cut into an early Timpview lead that made the score 17-14. But after a Thunderbird timeout, they went on an 8-0 run to end the half for a 25-14 lead at the half.
Haddock then took over. She scored seven straight points midway through the third quarter to push the lead to 45-20. Haylee Harrison, who knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, then finished the third quarter with a basket to make the score 47-20.
"After watching game film on Wasatch, I knew they were a decent team and they would give us a run for our money," Sundquist said. "Did I think the outcome would be like this? No, but I also didn't think it would be as close as it was in the first half."
Wasatch simply couldn't beat Timpview on the boards. Haddock had 14 rebounds. And when she wasn't pulling down rebounds, her sister was. Lyndie Haddock scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
The win helped Timpview improve to 2-0 in region play and 8-1 overall. Wasatch dropped to 1-1 and 8-2.