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Pinnacle's pace proves too much for Mountain View

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 10:16 pm | Updated: 10:36 pm, Fri Feb 15, 2013.

Beep-beep and Pinnacle was running the floor in the Division I girls state basketball tournament Friday night.

The No. 3-seeded Pioneers used a quick-strike offensive attack paced by Britta Nordstrom as Pinnacle downed No. 19 Mountain View, 66-38, in the second round.

Pinnacle (29-2) will face No. 6 Dobson (22-6) at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals on the campus of Arizona State. Dobson toppled Goodyear Millennium, 69-49, on Friday.

Pinnacle guards Sydney Wiese and Jessie Poneoma were able to find Nordstrom out on the break in the first quarter, as the Pioneers built an early 26-9 lead.

“We clicked tonight,” coach Troy Wiese said. “Britta got a lot of open layups.”

Nordstrom netted 15 points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 27.

“It kills the other team’s morale when you are just running all over them,” Nordstrom said. “Most of the time I just ran down, it was nothing big on my part.”

Mountain View (18-10) burned two timeouts early in the first to make adjustments and stifle the Pioneers' momentum.

“They came out and pressured our young team,” Mountain View coach Henry Bribiescas said. “They got their lead, and we had to play catch-up the rest of the way. It seemed like whatever we had they had an answer for.”

Pinnacle not only used the fast break to its advantage but the three-point shot was just as deadly as Wiese and Kenna McDavis each had three from behind the arc.

“We were all over the play and everyone was doing the little things,” Nordstrom said.

Wiese finished with 13 points while McDavis had 11. Mountain View was led in scoring by Sabrina Haines (12) and Armani Hawkins (9).

Pinnacle hopes its speedy attack leads to a state title.

“We have a good chance if we play with heart,” Nordstrom said. “We want to get a state championship.”

Pinnacle 66, Mountain View 38

Mtn View.: Haines 12, Hawkins 9, Davis 7, Kyle 3, M. Roberts 3, Hooper 2, McGertt 1, P. Roberts 1

Pinnacle: Nordstrom 27, Wiese 13, McDavis 11, Bender 6, Johnson 5, Rinehart 3, Terrano 1

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