DUNCAN – Three huge runs in the semi-finals match was the difference as the Shawnee Lady Wolves beat host Duncan Lady Demons 51-18 in the Duncan Holiday Classic.
Starting off with an 11-0 run in the first quarter, Monica Brooks scored nine of the 11 points for the Lady Wolves going a perfect 4-for-4 at the free-throw line while also banking one two-point shot and a three-pointer.
The other basket for the Lady Wolves came from Makyra Tramble who went 1-for-2 from the field to finish the scoring in the opening quarter.
In the second quarter, Shawnee scored another 11-0 run, this time with the help of Kasey Rice who scored eight of the 16 points before halftime.
Rice went a perfect 3-for-3 shooting in the second quarter, while going 1-for-2 at the free throw line. Shawnee went 3-for-4 beyond the arc as a team to build a 22-point lead going into the locker room.
Their final run started with a 7-0 scoring effort in the third quarter. Rice had the shooter's touch again, scoring seven points in the quarter.
The bench players started to come in to help as the Lady Wolves stretched out to a 41-13 lead going into the final quarter.
Shawnee continued to score in the fourth quarter, but had their lowest scoring effort, only netting 10 points to get the victory and move on to the championship game.
Leading in scoring for Shawnee was Rice who scored 15, while Tramble scored 13 and Brooks scored nine.
Heading into the title game with a five-game winning streak, Shawnee will face Edmond North in the title game for the Duncan Holiday Classic Friday at 7 p.m. at Duncan High School.