"It was fine by me to see her come out."
Hatfield played 30 minutes, resting only the two minutes before halftime. She finished with team-highs of 19 points and eight rebounds.
"At that point and time, where she'd gained a lot of rhythm, it looked like she was getting a little tired. I thought maybe she needed a little break there," Miller said.
When Lester returned to the lineup to start the third, she looked very much like the player who dominated the 2012 state tournament and led the Renegades to their first state title. She finished with 26 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes.
When she picked up her third foul with 55 seconds left in the third, Endicott made sure there wasn't a reprisal of Hatfield's second-quarter run.
"I know I had to step up because Hope is our best post player. We know that. She's an all-stater. I knew I had to step up and hit shots," Endicott said.
She did so on both ends. Not only did she make seven of nine shots from the floor, but Endicott also matched Lester's game high of three blocked shots.
Westside junior guard Faith Davis also scored in double figures for the Renegades, finishing with 14 points. Westside senior Morgan Spolarich had a game-high eight assists.
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