Angela Parsley was everywhere for White Deer.
The senior forward recorded a double-double, basketing a game high 21 points, with nine of them coming in the first half, and collecting 10 rebounds, that led White Deer past Spur, 59-40 in their regional semifinal game at the Texan Dome.
“I don’t even know how to explain it,” Parsley said “It’s amazing.”
Alongside Parsley, two other Doe players finished in double-figures with Merrit Mitchel netting 12 points and grabbing nine boards. Chancie King pitched in 10 points for her efforts.
“Rebounding set the tempo so we can run,” White Deer head coach Rex Beck said. “It got us over the hump.”
White Deer started off with Mitchell hitting a jumper and sinking one of her two free throw attempts after a back-and-forth tussle of back-and-forth empty-handed possession to start the game off.
After a netted jumper by Camrey Sanchez, White Deer found their comfort zone.
Riley Patterson hit a three from the top of the key with approxiately two minutes left in the game that saw their lead extend to 9-4 in the winding stages of the first quarter.
Parsley found her range early on by hitting back-to-back jumpers for the Doe in consective possessions.
After the second made jumper by Parsley, White Deer scored the final two possessions of the game behind Mitchell and Chacie King.
The Spurettes attempted to get back within striking distance after trailing 16-8 after one quarter of action.
Sanchez hit her jumper in the mid-stages of the second quarter, cutting the deficit to 18-11.
Despite turnovers and rebounds favoiring the Doe, White Deer used the defensive rebounds to their advantage with points.
Alex Taylor sunk her jumper in the latter stages of the first half while King drained a long-range shot that saw the lead extend to 25-14.
With a back-and-forth battle between the two teams, Parsley was found on back-to-back possessions with her netted jumper and hitting one of her two free throws to hold a 29-18 lead at the halftime break.
With more back-and-forth action in the third quarter, Parsley was key down the stretch, hitting a jumper and three of her four free throw attempts and eventually fueled a 5-0 run with 7:14 left in the game.
Spur had the solid moments throughout the game but the fourth was a different story.
Spurette standout Brooke Shobert struggled from the field in almost every possession from the Spurettes, despite recording a team high 18 points.
With the struggle, it was White Deer’s gain, with more defensive rebounds going to the Doe, which results to more points.
White Deer rose a 7-0 run in the midway stages of the fourth, which eventually led to the victory and a spot to faceoff against Nazareth.
“In order to “be the man, you got to beat the man,” said Beck. “We’re going to give it our best shot. We are not scared of them.”
“I think that we are very capable of beating them [Nazareth],” Parsley said. “We’re not going to let them scare us and just going to take it to them.”