CROWN POINT | By halftime of Tuesday's girls basketball game, Hobart's Grayce Roach had scored 13 points.
Crown Point as a team had scored 13 points.
Leading the game with 19, Roach helped the Brickies beat the Bulldogs 47-33.
"We were pumped up from the locker room, and it showed with everyone on their game tonight," Roach said.
Hobart's outside game dominated in the first quarter. The Brickies scored nine of their first 17 points from beyond the arc, coming from three shooters.
That's when coach Mike Hamacher reminded his team of its inside game.
Crown Point played without center Taylor Equihua, who was out with the flu, allowing Hobart to dominate inside, too.
"As the season has gone on, our inside game has helped corral our outside shooting a little bit," Hamacher said. "We needed to be rebounding a little better, when we're missing the shots, and we did that tonight crashing the boards."
Hobart out-rebounded the Bulldogs 26-16.
"We needed (Taylor) big time tonight," Crown Point coach Anne Equihua said. "It's not just inside; it's what she does for us. She's our leader in the post and a big presence.
"Tonight we were looking for someone to step up and be the vocal leader when Taylor was out, and we just played tentatively, and our focus was in question."
Two Brickies contributed to the entire second-quarter scoring as Caitlin Leath and Roach each scored six of their team's 12 points. Leath finished with six points and tied a team high of six rebounds with Morgan Flaharty.
Times No. 6 Hobart (9-2) took a 29-13 lead into halftime thanks to 52 percent shooting from the field to Crown Point's 25 percent. The Brickies finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field.
"Our team showed we're strong," Roach said. "When we do the little things, we can be a great basketball team."