WHEATLAND — It might have been homecoming, but that did not mean the Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team was going to make things comfortable for visiting Starmont.
Instead, the Warriors hurried, pressured and overwhelmed the Stars.
It made for a dominant night.
Cal-Wheat scored the game’s first nine points and limited Starmont to just three field goals over the entire game to roll to a 48-10 victory.
The 10 points were the fewest allowed by the Warriors since also allowing 10 in a December 2010 victory over Midland.
Cal-Wheat came up with 17 steals in the game — the Warriors forced 25 turnovers overall — and did not give their guests many open looks.
In fact, the Stars shot just 3-of-38 from the floor — making 7.9 percent of their shots — and did not score more than three points in any quarter.
Sparked by Emily Knudtson’s five early points, the Warriors jumped out to a 9-0 lead and tacked on an Addy Widel three-pointer to make it 12-3 after a quarter.
The Warriors broke things open in the second stanza, scoring a game-high 18 points, while limiting the Stars to just a field goal and a single free throw.
With her team up 14-5, Knudtson kicked off a 15-0 Warriors run with a hoop inside.
Addison Luepker added a three-pointer, while Alison Boeckmann converted a three-point play.
Luepker followed up with two free throws and then a coast-to-coast lay-up before Widel drained a jumper.
Luepker tacked on a final free throw and the Cal-Wheat lead had grown to 29-5 (it would settle at 30-6 at halftime).
Things slowed down in the second half, but the Warriors still outscored the Stars, 10-2, in the third quarter and then surrendered just two free throws in the fourth to wrap up their victory.
Boeckmann and Luepker led a balanced scoring attack in the game with 12 points apiece, while Knudtson added nine, Hannah Tack seven and Widel six.
Knudtson grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as well with Luepker notching both six rebounds and six steals.
Senior Karragan Whitman, who was crowned homecoming queen shortly after the game, dished out a team-high five assists, grabbed four rebounds and came up with three steals (Boeckmann, Knudtson and Tack all had two steals).