The game was really never in doubt. From the opening tip, the Huron girls’ basketball team was in control against visiting Lincoln on a chilly Tuesday night. Still, Huron Coach Waleed Samaha wasn’t warming up to the way his team was playing.
And he let them know it when he called a time out late in the first quarter despite the River Rats getting off to a 10-0 start. In fact, Lincoln didn’t score until there was 1:30 left in the opening quarter.
Huron led 12-5 after one quarter.
What he said to his players at the time was brief, but certainly hit home as the River Rats switched gears and took off in the second quarter on the way to an easy 63-11 win to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Huron got rolling early in the second quarter. After senior Shamim Wambere scored on a layup, Eden Johnson turned a steal into a layup and a 16-5 lead.
Johnson scored again on the break and then Wambere converted another layup off the break to push the lead to 25-9 with 4 minutes to play in the second quarter.
The highlight of the first half came when Shayla Bond was knocked to the floor attempting a three-point shot. Somehow, the sophomore guard still made the triple to give the hosts a 28-9 lead with 3:20 left in the first half.
Bond knocked down another triple – from the other side – while managing to land on her fee this time to make it 31-9.
Huron led 31-10 at halftime.
A layup by Reeya Patel gave the River Rats a 35-10 lead midway through the third quarter. A layup by Johnson pushed it to 37-10. And another layup by Patel made it 39-10 – you get the idea.
Another layup, this time by Kaiden Glenn, gave Huron a 43-11 lead late in the third quarter.
Huron led 49-11 after three.
A triple by Bond started the fourth quarter and another triple from the sophomore made it 62-11 as the River Rats kept on scoring until the final buzzer.
Bond led all scorers with 18 points. Patel and Glenn each scored 10, Wambere had nine points and Johnson scored eight in the win.
Huron hosts Bedford on Friday night before travelling to Detroit Edison for a game against Belleville in a showcase tournament on Saturday.