The Hudson girls basketball team’s regular season was full of inconsistency and massive struggles.
None of that matters now, though.
The Explorers have a chance to win a sectional championship.
Ninth-seeded Hudson crushed eighth-seeded Austintown Fitch 68-43 in a Ravenna Division I sectional semifinal game Saturday in Austintown.
With the win, the Explorers (9-13) earned a date with top-seeded Warren G. Harding in a sectional title game next Thursday in Warren. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Ali Menendez led Hudson with 18 points and Anastasia Lawler contributed 12 points for the Explorers, who scored the first 11 points of the game and didn’t look back.
"We really came out with a lot of energy right from the start," Hudson head coach Dennis Lawler said. "We had girls flying all over the court stealing passes and diving for loose balls.
"We really moved the ball and ran the floor well. We played unselfish and found our open teammates. The kids really played hard and relaxed. If we continue that, anything can happen."