Lynn (25-2) held a slim six-point lead at the half, but Easley — coupled with the Bears’ stingy defense — took control of the game.
Easley hit a layup at the 6:46 mark of the quarter, connected on a 3-pointer a minute later and made another basket midway through the third quarter for a 32-16 advantage.
Brilliant (15-11) didn’t get closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
Easley had all nine of her points in the third quarter.
Lynn held an 8-4 lead after the first quarter. Brilliant cut the gap to 21-16 at the half. The Bears took a 36-24 lead into the final quarter.
Tournament MVP Reagan Tittle led Lynn with 16 points, five assists, five rebounds and a pair of steals. Holly Murray had 11 points and seven rebounds, Easley had nine points and nine rebounds and Brooke Harris had nine points, seven steals and six rebounds,
Easley, Harris and Murray joined Tittle on the All-Tournament Team. Sumiton Christian’s Collin Bowen and Kendell Hamm each made the team along with Parrish’s Cierra Hubbard.
Class 5A, Area 13
Hayden 55, Walker 44
Hayden knocked down seven free throws in the final quarter to pull away from Walker and earn a 55-44 victory in the Class 5A, Area 13 Tournament at Hayden High School on Saturday.
Walker led 12-11 after the opening quarter, but was held to just six points in the second quarter as Hayden grabbed a 25-18 halftime lead. Walker cut the gap to 37-33 going into the final quarter.
The Vikings’ runner-up finish means the team will travel to face the Wenonah-Pleasant Grove winner on Thursday.
On Saturday, both Sidney Cooper and Anna Claire Harris had 11 points. Madisyn Hood put in nine points.
Hayden shot 34 free throws — making 18 — in the game. Walker made 6-of-7 free throws in the loss.