It didn’t take long for Ursuline to pull off the hat trick against local rival Padua in the DIAA state quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.
Jumping out to a 31-8 lead sparked by some shot shooting and transition baskets, the Raiders returned to the state semifinals with a flourish, cruising to a 67-42 win over the Pandas at the Bob Carpenter Center.
“It’s not that different, we just try to focus on the same thing each game,” freshman guard Adrianna Hahn said of beating Padua for the third time this season. “We just try to work as hard as we can in practice and fulfill it on the court.”
It all worked as planned as Hahn and Brenna Williams led the Raiders with 16 points each and Meghan Carter added 11. Ursuline (19-4) hit eight three-point field goals in the contest and never trailed.
“When we’re on fire like that, it’s hard to stop us,” Hahn said. “We all have good shots and even when we miss, we’re always there to pick each other up and keep shooting.”
Padua was led by seniors Julianne Lambert and Victoria Boyd, who scored 15 and 10 points respectively.
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