For the first eight minutes Monday night, Daleville stayed close with host Yorktown in the opener of the Delaware County Girls Basketball Tournament.
Then the Tigers’ full-on pressure came into play.
Yorktown (9-4) held the Broncos to five points in the middle two quarters and pulled away for a 48-27 victory to advance to the semifinals against Delta at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Yorktown coach Joy Dixon said her team had to knock off some rust from winter break, but she got a balanced scoring effort from across the lineup.
“It built their confidence,” Dixon said. “Just coming off … the break and the dynamics of the situation, I think they feel good about it.”
Daleville shot 25 percent from the field and 45 percent on free throws to go along with 21 turnovers.
“Their defensive pressure just took us out of what we needed and what we wanted to do,” Broncos coach Jeff Wickersham said.
Jaime Roberts had seven points for the Broncos (9-4).
In the night’s second game, Wapahani went up early and blew past Cowan 72-23. The Raiders matched Coawn’s total scoring output in the second quarter, and the Blackhawks trailed by 31 at halftime.
Paige Williamson, Hanna Rose, Lindi Thomas and Kambrey Jolley all scored in double figures for the Raiders.
“The kids played hard and I think that’s the important thing,” Wapahani coach Terry Bales said. “The girls have been doing a good job of contesting shots.”
The Raiders (8-5) advanced to a semifinal meeting with Wes-Del at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Daleville will face Cowan at 11 a.m. Saturday in consolation play.