If DeLaSalle is feeling any pressure as the defending state champion, it did not show in Thursday's Class 3A, Section 4 title game.
The Islanders' talented offense and full-court pressure flustered Hill-Murray (21-8) in a 62-31 victory in the championship game at East Ridge High School.
Now the Islanders (24-4) are down to just three more wins to repeat as state champions in Class 3A. And coming off three consecutive section championships heading into this season, basketball fans are used to seeing DeLaSalle at state.
Make it four consecutive state tournament trips for DeLaSalle.
The Islanders (24-4) pulled away from opposing Hill-Murray (21-8) early in a 62-31 win in Thursday's Class 3A, Section 4 title game at East Ridge High School.
Defending Class 3A state champion DeLaSalle led 35-19 at halftime and did not look back, scoring the first nine points of the second half.
Nurjei Weems led the Islanders with 18 points, while Kiani Lockett added 17.
Ella Runyon scored 11 points to lead the Pioneers' offense.