Girls Basketball: Morgan Tuck showcases talents for Bolingbrook vs West AuroraBolingbrook's Keiera Ray goes up for a basket against West Aurora during the regional tournament final at Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.
| Corey R. Minkanic~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 16, 2012 10:48PM
The Morgan Tuck Show was just too much for West Aurora in host Bolingbrook’s 94-36 regional championship game victory Thursday night.
No. 1 Bolingbrook (25-1) jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first quarter when Tuck made a steal and finished the play on the other end with a driving layup. West Aurora (15-12) then called timeout, but as soon as play re-started, Tuck notched her third steal of the quarter and again finished the play with a layup.
Tuck, who simply was unstoppable, finished the game with 30 points, eight rebounds, four steals and a 4-for-5 performance at the free-throw line.
Her teammates also contributed as Nia Moore (14 points, seven rebounds), Kennedy Cattenhead and Allie Hill (10 points apiece) and Cabriana Capers (seven rebounds) all pitched in for the victory.
“We have a lot of options,” Bolingbrook coach Anthony Smith said. “I think if we go 11-deep in any given night there, a kid can catch fire for us.”
West Aurora’s Alexis Nelson, who had a team-high 11 points to go with three rebounds, two assists and a steal, drained a three-pointer just before the first horn to cut the Raiders’ lead to 26-7 after one period.
The game remained in Bolingbrook’s control in the second quarter, and the Raiders took a 52-12 lead into halftime.
“It was pretty much what we expected,” said West Aurora coach Connie Siljendahl, whose team committed 24 turnovers on the night.
Bolingbrook had 11 of its 15 steals in the first half. The Raiders outrebounded West Aurora 29-15 in the game.