BETHANY — Morgan Vogt has been Okarche's leading scorer all season — and usually by a lot.
But in Thursday's Class A quarterfinal, when Stonewall keyed on the sophomore post, other Warriors players stepped up, the scoring was more even and Okarche won 48-36.
“When they started chasing Morgan, other people stepped up,” said Okarche coach Cherie Myers.
Freshman post Madison Lee led all scorers with 17, Vogt added 13 and the Warriors (24-7) advanced to the Class A semifinals Friday at State Fair Arena.
One of the biggest differences Thursday was in foul shooting. Stonewall got to the line just four times, making all of them.
But Okarche hit 14 of their 19 foul shot attempts.
“That was our plan,” Myers said. “We wanted to attack them; we thought we could have some success doing that in the lane.”
Now, Vogt and many of her young Okarche teammates will get their first taste of playing in the State Fair Arena against either Chattanooga or Seiling, who played later Thursday.
The Warriors won the Class A title in 2010, but didn't make the tournament last season. Okarche's six-player rotation includes two freshmen and two sophomores.
“I've always wanted to play in the Big House,” Vogt said.