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HOLTON — Holton’s girls basketball team pulled away from a narrow four-point halftime lead to sprint to a 53-26 victory Friday night over Lakeview at home in the Central State Actitivies Association Silver.

It’s been the pattern lately for the Red Devils to play a close first half and then dominate in the second. Holton extended its winning streak to six straight.

“I’m not sure why, or what it has been about this team and the second half,” Red Devils head coach Robert Jordan said. “It was another game that we went into the half in a close contest, and another game where we dominate in the second half.

“Tonight we had a 28-5 second half. This is the fifth time during this six-game winning streak where we took control in the second half.”

But there’s danger in this scenario for the Red Devils, because they might believe they can flip on the switch any time they want and produce the same results.

One day, they might try to turn on the switch and find that the wires have been cut.

“We can’t always expect it to work out the way it has,” Jordan said. “I’m hoping we put together a few complete games before districts.”

Pacing the Red Devils was Ryann Robins who had a huge night, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Abby Fowler had 10 points, dished out six assists and had six steals.

Courtney Boes contributed eight points and five steals, while Layla Cannady had seven points.

“It was good to see Robins get it going,” said Jordan. “She has had a quiet couple of games, but we need her to be a force down low, and tonight she was active and efficient.

“Abby has been seeing the floor well the past few games, and has really set her teammates up for good shots.

“We have really found some scoring balance over this win streak, and it always seems to be a different girl leading the way. ¬†We always have about five or more girls with at least five points.”

Holton raised its record to 11-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference. The Red Devils are next scheduled to play at Ravenna on Tuesday, Feb. 15.