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Stingy Eastview defense, Guebert shooting get Lightning rolling

By RON HAGGSTROM, Star Tribune, 03/13/19, 5:14PM CDT


Senior Macy Guebert scored 15 points, including 10 in the first half while her team held Forest Lake to three baskets, en route to a 48-38 victory.

Emma Carpenter (4) of Eastview drove to the basket against Forest Lake in the second half. Photo: CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com

Macy Guebert understands the importance of getting off to a fast start, both offensively and defensively.

The senior guard scored 10 first-half points while Eastview’s defense was limiting Forest Lake to three baskets when the Lightning built an 11-point lead en route to a 48-38 victory Wednesday in the Class 4A quarterfinals at Williams Arena.

“Getting off to a fast start is huge,” said Guebert, who finished with a game-high 15 points, five rebounds and three steals. “You want to set the tone right away. Let everybody know you’re here and ready to play.”

Guebert’s second three-pointer and eighth point of the first half gave No. 5-ranked Eastview a 17-8 lead. The Lightning defense had only allowed field goal at that point. The lead widened to 24-13 at the half.

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