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Our Lady of the Lakes breezes by Southfield Christian to reach Class D regional final WITH PHOTO GALLERY

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The Lakers picked up a 56-18 win on their home floor Tuesday.

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Basketball - Girls - 3/7/2017 

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 56
Southfield Christian 18
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WATERFORD — Business as usual was enough for Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes on Tuesday in a Class D regional semifinal against visiting Southfield Christian.

Our Lady of the Lakes leapt out to a 13-0 lead in less than three minutes, never hesitating en route to a decisive 56-18 victory, advancing to Thursday’s regional final.

“This is what we hoped would happen, to come out and be really efficient on offense, stingy on defense and try to make it tough on (Southfield Christian) right from the beginning,” Lakers coach Steve Robak said. “We didn’t want to give them any sense of hanging in the game and I thought our girls really came out and executed.”

Tiffany Senerius and Kayla Sanders posted big games for Our Lady of the Lakes (18-5) without logging big minutes, each connecting on their first two shots of the game to establish the Lakers’ cushy lead from the get-go. Senerius totaled a game-high 20 points, while Sanders posted 14 points in support.

WOLL led 34-6 at halftime and 53-12 after three quarters, giving Southfield Christian no opportunity to mount even a momentary comeback.

“I think we’re really starting to hit our stride. We’ve gotten a couple of girls back from injury that are still trying to get their legs, but having them back on the floor gives us a nice little mix,” Robak said. “I definitely like what we’re doing right.”

Catherine Weddle and Olivia Hankey chipped in with eight and five points, respectively, for the Lakers.

The Eagles, who conclude the season 7-14, but with a district title in hand, were led by six point apiece from Tiara Francisco and Allison Sullivan.

After reaching the Class D semifinals a year ago, Robak said his current squad may have more balance and a slightly different look from past seasons.

“We get a lot more points on the inside than in years past,” Robak said of this year’s team. “We’ve made a real effort all year with two or three of our girls to throw it into the middle of the floor. In the past, if we threw it to the middle, it was to draw the defense and kick it back to a shooter. So we definitely have a different look and a balance this year. We have basically four girls averaging double figures.”

Up next, the Lakers will face a Sterling Heights Parkway Christian team (17-6) that downed Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 50-49 on a last-second basket in the first semifinal Tuesday.

To see the story and photo gallery from Parkway Christian's win against Inter-City Baptist, click here.

Last Updated: 3/7/2017 9:17:03 PM EST


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