The Lady Crusaders came out with intense defensive pressure early which created turnovers and led to great scoring opportunities. Shots didn't fall early but Laurens Academy ended the quarter on an 8-0 run to go up 10-2.
The 2nd quarter saw the Lady Crusaders explode offensively for 20 points, as they made up for the slow start. Ruthie Moore scored 11 in the quarter, including a three-pointer as time expired, giving Laurens Academy a 30-12 lead going into halftime.
The home team increased the lead during the second half and all players saw action.
Taylor Campbell added 8 assists and 8 steals to her 10 points on the evening, while Ruthie Moore had a double-double with 11 rebounds and 31 points, including 3 of 5 from three-point range.
Laurens Academy scoring:
Ruthie Moore - 31 pts
Taylor Campbell - 10 pts
Reagan Williamson - 8 pts
Blair Quarles - 5 pts
Jennifer Wu - 4 pts
Julia Kerber - 2 pts