Megan Byrne surveys the court during the Florence/Ronan game. Florence will play this weekend at the Western B Divisional in Hamilton. Jean Schurman photo
The District 6B tournament is a seeding tournament. All teams will advance to the Western B tournament that begins on Wednesday in Hamilton. But just because they all are going, doesn’t mean that the teams aren’t in it to win it. Florence will play Plains, the No. 2 seed from District 7B at 5:45 on Wednesday.
Florence opened up against the Loyola Breakers on Friday. The two teams played a close game for three quarters and then the Florence offense went cold in the fourth. The Lady Falcons lost, 40-30. The Lady Falcons were without the play of freshman post Megan Kowalski who didn’t play because she was ill.
Loyola 40, Florence 30
Florence – Megan Byrne 8, Nikki Schurg 10, Carli O’Brien 9, Chloe Arthur 2, Margaret Finlay 1.
Loyola – Olivia Round 11, Mikayla Schneider 6, Makaya Resner 8, Kelsey Twite 5, Skylar Hollenback 2, Sami Worster 8.
Florence played Ronan for third place. Although Ronan came out on fire and had Florence doubled at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Falcons found their offensive rhythm and came back to win, 53-35.
Florence scored eight points in the first five minutes of the third quarter and then continued on in the fourth. Megan Byrne found her range and scored 18 points including back-to-back treys in the fourth quarter. Carli O’Brien added 14 points and Nikki Schurg had 10 points.
Florence 53, Ronan 35
Ronan – Angela North Piegan 3, Raymi Clairmont 2, Alaina Madsen 2, Courtney Taylor 3, Laurel Rigby 5, Haley O’Hern 7, Kendra Starkel 8, Lee Camel 5.
Florence – Megan Byrne 18, Kourtney Kohlman 1, Nikki Schurg 10, Hailey Huot 5, Carli O’Brien 14, Megan Kowalski 2, Chloe Arthur 3