Semiahmoo ran off to an 8-1 lead to start. They were dominant inside, and used that to get body position and get easy baskets from rebounds. The Totems got it to 12-5 before New Westminster went on a 9-2 run of their own to tie it at 14.
The second saw Semiahmoo guard Izzy Forsyth start to exert her influence. She got rebound after rebound, racking up the points and also letting her teammates get easy second chance opportunities. Once again though, the Hyacks battled back to cut the Totems lead to just four after the first half. Sarah Forgie had the three that put New Westminster back in contention.
Both teams seemed to match each other very well in the third quarter. At one point, both Forgie and Forsyth traded deep threes to keep things close. But in the fourth, Semiahmoo started to pull away. Forsyth continued to hit mid range jumpers, and Faith Dut pounded the boards to get second chance opportunities for her team. Although the Hyacks were able to put up a fight near the end, the lead proved too much to overcome — Semiahmoo prevailed 76-60.
Izzy Forsyth led all player with 35 points, while Faith Dut had 20 points and 14 rebounds — the two accounted for close to 73% of Semiahmoo’s points. Sarah Forgie had 20 points for the Hyacks, while Devin Strome had 19 points and 15 rebounds.
The Totems shot 40% from the field overall.
Semiahmoo plays Brookswood at 12:00 pm, who are fresh off an upset win over Oak Bay.
Written by: Nick Bondi