SHERWOOD — While Fairview only held a 10-7 lead against Mount Blanchard Riverdale after the first quarter, the Apaches quickly turned it up.

No. 3-seed Fairview dropped 26 second-quarter points on 64.7 percent (11 of 17) shooting — including hitting all four of its 3-point attempts — and limited the No. 10 Falcons to 13 points the rest of the game to help get a 58-20 Division III sectional girls basketball semifinal win on Thursday at Fairview High School.

The Apaches (19-3) will host No. 8 Van Buren (13-8) in a sectional final 7 p.m. Saturday.

“I thought we came out with a little bit of a slow start, and maybe (it was) just getting the jitters. School was called off today and it’s not the normal tournament atmosphere playing at home,” Fairview coach Russell Zeedyk said. “... But after that we settled in, started playing more of our game, getting some more defensive stops and pushing up the floor and getting some good runouts.

“And then (we) knocked down some shots, obviously, so that helps.”

Carrie Zeedyk dropped a game-high 15 points, and added four rebounds and two steals for Fairview. Kelly Crites scored 12 points and snatched three steals, while Allison Rhodes had eight first-half points off the bench — six of which came in the first quarter — and corralled five boards. Cassie Mavis added a bucket and a game-high 10 rebounds.

The Apaches shot 40.7 percent (24 of 59) on the night, including 27.8 percent (5 of 18) from 3-point range. They also made 55.6 percent (5 of 9) of their free throws and outrebounded the Falcons 43-26.

Carrigan Vent scored a team-high eight points and grabbed 10 boards for Riverdale, which finished the season 8-13. Hanna Breindenbach added six points.

The Falcons went 19.5 percent (8 of 41) from the floor, and made none of their nine 3-point attempts. They also went 80 percent (4 of 5) from the free-throw line.

“(Fairview) never stopped moving defensively, offensively,” Riverdale coach Mickie Bonham said, “and we just didn’t keep up.”

Fairview 58, Mount Blanchard Riverdale 20

Mount Blanchard Riverdale 7 7 2 4 — 20

Fairview 10 26 15 7 — 58

Riverdale: Vent 2 0 4-5 8, Breindenbach 3 0 0-0 6, Searfoss 2 0 0-0 4, Howell 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 8-32 0-9 4-5 20.

Fairview: C. Zeedyk 4 2 1-4 15, Crites 5 0 2-2 12, Rhodes 4 0 0-1 8, P. Ricica 1 1 2-2 7, Smith 0 2 0-0 6, O. Ricica 2 0 0-0 4, Mavis 1 0 0-0 2, Cline 1 0 0-0 2, Singer 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 19-41 5-18 5-9 58.

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