LAKE CHARLES — No. 1-seeded North Central girls basketball team coasted through the first Class 1A semifinal Tuesday with a 56-40 win against fourth-seeded Arcadia Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls Top 28 tournament in the Burton Coliseum.
After taking a 19-15 lead into halftime, North Central took control quickly in the second half, scoring the first 14 points of the third quarter in 31/2 minutes and jumping ahead 33-15.
The Lady Canes went on to outscore Arcadia 20-6 in the third quarter.
NCHS senior forward Jazlyn Robertson led the Lady Canes (26-3) with a double-double, with game-highs of 17 points and 16 rebounds.