Bradenton Christian trails Hollywood Christian 37-23 heading into halftime at the Class 1A girls basketball state semifinal at The Lakeland Center.
BCS' Maria DeKuiper sank a pair of three throws to cut the Eagles' lead to 24-19 with 3:50 remaining in the half. But Hollywood Christian responded by ending the half on a 13-4 run lead by guard Rebecca Lyttle, who scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter.
DeKuiper has 13 for the Panthers.
The winner plays Gainesviile Rock, which defeated Lake Worth Trinity Christian in this morning's semifinal, noon at Thursday for the state title.