Behind a withering half court defense keyed by pesky guard play and 6-foot-9 Savanna Trapp in the middle, small-school Esko shut down Lakeville South, 52-32 at the Breakdown's Tip Off Classic at Hopkins' Lindbergh Center.
The Cougars had no offensive answer against the Eskomos Saturday afternoon and were more than doubled-up by intermission, 25-12.
Marisa Shady led all scorers with 16 points for Esko, while Trapp had nine points. Bree Meier was the only Cougars' player in double-figures with 10 points. Katie Quandt added nine points.
Score by quarter: Esko 25-27--52, Lakeville South 12-19--32
Esko: M. Shady 16, S. Trapp 11, Turner 9, Schramm 8, Knutson 5, M. Trapp 2, E. Shady 1.
Lakeville South: Meier 10, Quandt 9, Miller 4, Durham 2, Sellers 2, Swanhorst 2, Otting 2.