Zindars gave Armstrong-Potomac the lead for good when she buried a 3-pointer from the right baseline just 18 seconds into the fourth quarter.
'I thought Morgan was big for us,'' Hipsher said. "We drew up that play in the huddle before the start of the fourth quarter. It got us off on a good foot in the fourth quarter.
"She has been a leader for the past two years, so her stepping up tonight is not a big surprise.''
But, it wasn't just her long-range shot that was big for Armstrong-Potomac. On the very next possession, she found Hambleton wide open under the basket for a layup and then the senior guard made 3-of-4 free throws in the final four minutes.
"It definitely helps when somebody hits big shot,'' said a very modest Zindars. "A lot of our shots weren't falling in this game because our adrenaline was up. Coach told us at halftime to just relax and play our game.''
So did she feel it was her responsibility to come up with the big play in the fourth quarter.
"It wasn't just me, all four of the seniors have a lot to do to lead our team,'' she said. "It means a lot when you have the kind of experience that we have. Once that first shot goes down, it just kept going and going.''
The Trojans went on to make 4-of-7 shots, including a pair of 3-pointers in that final quarter and they were 5-of-7 at the free-throw line.
"I didn't think our execution at either end was very good,'' Bismarck-Henning coach Mike Stephens said. "Especially our defensive pressure was just not as intense as it has to be in a close ballgame. We seemed to be a step slow tonight and I thought Armstrong played well.''