DANVILLE -- The North Montgomery Lady Chargers were looking to pick up their first Sagamore Conference victory, as they made the trip to Danville Friday evening. After a strong showing by the visitors in the first half, it was the Warriors who prevailed pulling away in the second, 59-27.

The Chargers played great defense in the first quarter limiting the Warrior offense to just six points, but could only must four of their own, trailing 6-4 after one.

North tied the game at six at the 7:40 mark of the second quarter, on a basket by Zoey McCormick. However, the Lady Chargers would go the next five minutes without a basket, and Danville was able to extend their lead to 8.

They would outscore North 16-8 in the quarter and take a 22-12 lead into the break.

"The first half was ugly on both sides," said Charger mentor Ryan Nuppnau. "We were only down 10 at half, and we felt good where we were at that time."

North forced 10 Danville turnovers in the first half, and limited their leading scorer, Maleha Motter, to just three first half points. However, North committed 18 first half turnovers but were led by Carli Cahill's six points.

Danville extended their defense in the second half which caused the Lady Chargers issues. Danville would score two more points in the quarter, than they did in the first half, 24, and limited North to 9 points to lead 46-21 heading into the fourth.

"We didn't come out ready to play in the second half," said Nuppnau. "They got after us defensively and pressured the ball more. We had quite a few turnovers that really hurt us in the second half."

Danville won the fourth quarter 13-6 for the final margin.

Cheyenne Warren led the Charger offense with nine points. Zoey McCormick came off the bench to finish with seven and Cahill finished with six. Both McCormick and Cahill finished with seven rebounds.

Motter led Danville (12-4, 3-1 SAC) with a double-double of 13 points and 13 boards. She was followed by Morgan Bear with 10 and Allie Lake with eight.

"We came out timid in the second half, and it's disappointing," commented Nuppnau. "We had been making big strides throughout the year. We had a great first half against Harrison on Tuesday, and we came out here and laid down. That was the disappointing part."

North Montgomery (3-12, 0-4 SAC) is back in action on Tuesday as they'll travel to Seeger.