WHEATLAND — A good start only got better for the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team Friday night.
The Warriors scored the first 11 points of its home Tri-Rivers East clash with Cedar Valley Christian.
That proved to be just the start of a monster first half that saw Cal-Wheat limit the Huskies to just six points.
It was 25-6 Warriors at the half and the home team cruised to a 56-19 victory in its division finale.
The Warriors did the bulk of their damage at the start at the free throw line, scoring six of their first 11 points on free throws.
Already up nine, the Warriors started fast again in the second, scoring the first nine points of the stanza — Addy Widel provided the first five — to make it 20-2.
The lead grew as large as 22 (25-3) before Cedar Valley Christian scored the final three points of the half.
The Warriors picked up right where they left off in the second half. They opened the third quarter with a 15-2 run and put together a final push — 11 straight points — in the fourth quarter to finish off their 10th victory.
Fittingly, seniors led the way on Senior Night.
Tack led the way with 13 points and added nine rebounds and five steals.
Whitman joined her in double figures with 10 points, while Luepker had nine. Both seniors dished out three assists.
Alison Boeckmann joined Tack with five steals, while Emily Knudtson matched Tack with nine rebounds.
It was the second game in as many days for the Warriors, who hosted Tipton in a non-conference game Thursday.
The two teams stayed close for most of the game — the biggest lead through three quarters was just five points — before the Tigers broke a 34-34 tie and never trailed again in a 51-43 victory.
Tack and Luepker accounted for more than half of the Warriors’ points with 14 and 13, respectively.
Tack had a busy game with eight rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocked shots.
Whitman also had three assists, while Widel came up with three steals and Luepker two.