Frontier coach Cory Runkle stood back and watched his champions cut down the nets, then remarked: “Our plan was to get out and put pressure on their guards and attack them and go to the basket offensively. Their size inside, 5-[foot]-11 Ramsey, 5-10 Hadley DeWeese and 5-8 [Cecelia] Rayl, worried me because they were also four-year starters.
“I was also concerned when Nearly drew her third and fourth fouls, but nobody challenged her. We counted on our two most experienced players, Neary and Jensen, and they played very well. But everybody contributed,” he finished.
Frontier extended its 16-12 halftime lead to 26-18 late in the third period, and it was an one-point spread after three segments, 31-20, thanks to Neary’s seven points and six by Sierra Glander. The Trojans got it down to 41-34 on three freebies by Rayl with :40.8 to play, but it was a matter of too much against too little.
The Trojans won the final period, 16-12, but they missed 10 of 16 shots and added their 14th and 15th turnovers, and Frontier merely spread the floor and let the clock do its thing.
Neary led everybody with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rayl led TC with 12 points and the next best was the eight points each of Ramsey and Kelli Kingseed.