Defending champion Garden Plain too much for Belle Plaine

Last year's 2A state champion Garden Plain kept their undefeated season in tact Friday, rolling by Belle Plaine 60-39.

The Owls lead 20-7 through one quarter, extending that lead to 25-7 before the Dragons pieced together a 6-0 run to close the gap. But from there, the Owls pushed the lead to as much as 20 before halftime.

That pace remained the same much of the second with the Owls closing out a 60-39 win.

Brooke Hammond lead the way with 12 points for the Owls while Alli Puetz added 10, who face rival Cheney at home on Tuesday night in a battle between two of the state's best.