MIDDLE POINT — Saturday night’s game was the second for Continental and the first for Lincolnview. Maybe that partially explains the big turnover margin — 13 for the Lady Pirates, 25 for the Lady Lancers — and the 47-35 win for the visitors, who are now 1-1.

It was back and forth early with four ties and three lead changes before a 9-2 Pirate run at the end of the second quarter turned an 18-18 tie into a 27-20 Continental lead at the half.

At that point, the turnover difference wasn’t all that big — 10 for the Lancers, six for the Pirates — and the shooting percentages were nearly identical. However, Continental had four more shots — 10 of 25 to Lincolnview’s 8 of 21 — and the Pirates had three treys to the Lancers’ one.

Turnovers were still a major factor in the third period — seven for the home team, two for the visitors — which allowed the Pirates to stretch the lead to ten at 39-29 despite hitting only 6 of 18 field goal tries. The Lancers were 4 of 10 in those eight minutes.

Continental’s lead got as big as 16 at 47-31 in the fourth quarter before two last-minute Lincolnview buckets closed the gap.

Both teams applied a lot of defensive pressure, and the many traps wreaked a considerable amount of havoc, but Continental’s steady seniors, led by senior point guard Addy Armey, got the better of it.

The Pirates featured some impressive balanced scoring, led by the five starters — senior Kerri Prowant (13), Armey (10), junior Catelyn Etter (10), senior Alex Hoeffel (8), and junior Madelyn Potts (6). Continental used only one sub.

The Lancers, on the other hand, got 18 points from sophomore Kendall Bollenbacher and 7 from junior Annie Mendenhall, but no more than four from anybody else.

Lincolnview shot better from the field — 39 percent (15 of 38) tto 34 percent (19 of 56) — but the visitors obviously had many more attempts. Three-pointers were not a major factor — 3 of 11 for the Pirates, 2 of 12 for the Lancers. Lincolnview had one more rebound — 27 to 26. Free throws were few and far between, and neither team shot those well — Continental 6 of 11 (55 percent), Lincolnview 3 of 8 (38 percent).

The tall and talented Lancer jayvees cruised to a 59-11 win, holding the much smaller Pirates without a field goal in the entire first half. Lincolnview’s leading scorers were freshman McKayla Blankemeyer (16), sophomore Andi Webb (16), freshman Makayla Jackman (9), and freshman Emma Hatcher (8).

Continental (47)

Addy Armey 10, Kerri Prowantt 13, Alex Hoeffel 8, Catelyn Ettter 10, Madelyn Potts 6, Katie Keller 0.

Lincolnview (35)

Brianna Ebel 4, Lana Carey 0, Kendall Bollenbacher 18, Jordan Decker 3, Annie Mendenhall 7, Annie Renner 0, Sami Sellers 0, McKayla Blankemeyer 0, Courtney Minyoung 0, Zadria King 3.

Continental 9 18 12 8 - 47

Lincolnview 10 10 9 6 - 35

3-point shooting: C 3/11 (Prowant 2, Etter), LV 2/12 (Bollenbacher, Mendenhall). Rebounds: C 26, LV 27. Fouls: C 11, LV 11. Turnovers: C 13, LV 25.

Junior varsity:

Continental 3 1 6 1 - 11

Lincolnview 9 22 19 9 - 59