Makenna Ott scored 17 points to lead Haslett to a 56-38 victory over St. Johns on Friday.
Ott outscored St. Johns by herself in the third quarter, 13-10.
“In the third quarter we wanted to come out stronger,” Ott said. “I just tried to be aggressive and take the ball to the basket.”
Just a sophomore, Ott has played well beyond her years to help Haslett start the season 3-0.
“She has the ability to score, she understands what we’re trying to do as a team and she’s an unselfish player,” Haslett coach Bob Currier said.
The Vikings grabbed the early lead with the first six points of the game and extended it to a 12-point margin with a 9-0 run that carried over from the first to the second quarter. By halftime, the Vikings led 19-12.
A ball-hawking defense helped that lead grow. Haslett forced St. Johns (0-4) to turn the ball over 27 times.
“That’s 27 times we don’t get a shot off,” said St. Johns coach Mark Lasceski. ” It’s a big difference.”
A 21-10 margin in the third quarter essentially put the game away. Haslett finished that quarter on a 13-1 run. In the fourth quarter, the lead was as large as 27 points.
Ten Vikings players scored in the game.