Pilot Grove’s Grace Lammers and Isaiah Quick had big nights for the Tigers Monday night on the road in Alma.
While Lammers scored a game-high 10 points in a 28-21 win over Santa Fe, Quick lit it up for 18 points as the Tigers derailed the Chiefs by a score of 42-11.
The Pilot Grove girls, improving to 10-3 on the season, outscored Santa Fe 11-2 in the first which proved to be the different as the Lady Chiefs held a 19-17 advantage over the final three periods.
Pilot Grove coach Linda Scott said the girls had an off night shooting the ball. “I thought we rebounded well, but it showed tonight that we haven’t had a gym to practice in for over a week,” Scott said. “Defensively we played hard. Good teams find a way to win on off nights, that is just what we did tonight. It was a battle all game and a physical one on top of that.”
Marci Lammers  tossed in seven points for the Lady Tigers while Leah Vollrath added six and Natalie Glenn with five.
Despite being outscored from the second quarter on, Pilot Grove led Santa Fe 14-5 at the half and 24-17 after three quarters of play. The Lady Chiefs held a 6-4 scoring edge in the fourth.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they left little doubt against Santa Fe while leading 9-2 after one, 14-5 at the half and 31-9 after three quarters of play. The Tigers also outscored the Chiefs 11-2 in the final period.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the Tigers changed up their tempo and went full-court man. “The guys adjusted well and were able to create turnovers for easy baskets,” Skaggs said. “We played well.”
Hayden Krumm tossed in eight points for the Tigers while Tate Rentel added five, Hank Zeller four and Bo Vinson and Dylan Schupp each with two points.
The win improved Pilot Grove’s record to 4-10 on the season.