No. 9 White Mountains weathered an early run on the road and blew the game open in the second half to defeat #8 Prospect Mountain, 53-39, in Alton in first round action of the NHIAA D-III state tourney on Wednesday night.
The host Timberwolves came out the gate fired up as they jumped out to a quick 9-2. White Mountains would chip away at the lead and tied things at 22-22 just before half.
The second half belonged to the Spartans. White Mountains outscored Prospect 16-9 in the 3rd and 15-8 in the 4th to advance to the quarterfinals where they will take on top-seeded St. Thomas on Saturday.
The Spartans featured a balanced offensive attack as four players scored in double figures: Ciera Challinor (13), Olivia Lorenz (10), Harper Rowe (10) and Ainsley Savage (10). Prospect was paced by a game-high 19 points from Sophia Capsalis.
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