SPENCERVILLE — The first six minutes of the third quarter — a 25-2 Spencerville run — broke open the game Tuesday night, as the Lady Bearcats out-gunned Parkway 74-47. Spencerville is now 13-8, Parkway 6-14.

It was an outstanding demonstration of Spencerville marksmanship; the Bearcats shot 67 percent (28 of 42) from the field, including 63 percent (10 for 16) from three.

The first six minutes of the game were tight with three ties and two lead changes. Bearcat junior Gillian Goecke swished a trey from the right corner to break a 7-7 tie, and senior Nelaya Burden’s layup (assist by freshman Gabi Croft) gave the home team a 12-7 lead after one.

The Bearcat lead got as big as 12 in the second quarter — 31-19 with 2:06 on the clock, but the Panthers closed the gap to 32-24 at the half.

Despite the hot Bearcat first-half field goal shooting — 63 percent (12 of 19) to Parkway’s 40 percent (10 of 25) — the Panthers stayed within striking distance, thanks to 12 Spencerville turnovers and some cold Bearcat free throw shooting — 2 for 7.

Burden had 15 first-half points, and Parkway freshman Gabrielle Stober had 12.

The third quarter started with that 25-2 Bearcat run to stretch the lead to 57-26. Two free throws apiece by Parkway senior Leah Harshman and by Stober put a stop to the run, but the hosts had a 58-30 lead after three.

For the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, Parkway had a 15-5 run to get within 63-45, but Spencerville scored the next 11 points.

The Lady Panthers ended up at 33 percent (16 of 49) from the field, including 33 percent (3 of 9) from long range.

Parkway was much better from the free throw line — 71 percent (12 for 17) to 47 percent (8 of 17). Spencerville had the rebounding edge, 25-21. The Bearcats solved their first-half turnover problem in the last 16 minutes but still ended up with 17 miscues to the Panthers’ 15.

Fifteen Lady Bearcats saw action, and nine of them scored, led by Burden and Gillian Goecke with 24 and 18. Burden was 9 for 12 from the field, Goecke 7 of 9.

Eleven Panthers played, and seven of them scored, led by Stober with 17 and senior Claire Eichler with 9.

Parkway (47)

Gabrielle Stober 6-11 3-3 17, Kris Kirby 2-6 0-0 5, Sofia Miller 2-4 0-0 4, Leah Harshman 2-5 2-2 6, Claire Eichler 3-12 3-5 9, Dani Huff 0-1 0-0 0, Maddie Heindel 0-0 0-0 0, Kelsey Nichols 0-2 0-0 0, Clara Hellwarth 0-1 2-2 2, Elise Darrigan 1-7 2-5 4, Allison Hughes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-49 12-17 47.

Spencerville (74)

Gillian Goecke 7-9 2-3 18, Kelsey Shaffer 0-0 0-0 0, Olivia Goecke 2-3 1-2 5, Nelaya Burden 9-12 3-4 24, Emma Leis 3-5 0-0 8, Lilyan Goecke 1-3 1-4 3, Kirsten Wurst 3-3 0-0 7, Gabi Croft 1-1 1-4 4, Emme Prine 0-0 0-0 0, Raigan Staup 1-4 0-0 2, Claire Hoback 0-0 0-0 0, Chloe Orr 0-0 0-0 0, Darla’jia Wilson 1-2 0-0 3, Brooklyn Godset 0-0 0-0 0, Lydia Falke 0-0 0-0 0. Total 28-42 8-17 74.

3-point shooting: PW 3/9 (Stober 2, Kirby), SV 10/16 (Burden 3, Gillian Goecke 2, Emma Leis 2, Shaffer, Croft, Wilson). Rebounds: PW 21, SV 25. Fouls: PW 13, SV 12. Turnovers: PW 15, SV 17.

Parkway 7 17 6 17 - 47

Spencerville 12 20 26 16 - 74

The jayvee game was tight throughout with Parkway escaping 28-25. The Panthers (13-7) were led in scoring by junior Clara Hellwarth with 14. Spencerville got five points apiece from sophomore Emme Prine, freshman Sydney LaMar, and freshman Katherine Lee.

Junior varsity:

Parkway 6 6 6 10 - 28

Spencerville 8 4 7 6 - 25