GIBSONBURG - There wasn't much the Gibsonburg girls' basketball team could do once Hopewell-Loudon got things rolling.
The Golden Bears (4-13 overall) knew they were in for a tough battle, but after Gibsonburg scored the opening two points of the contest things went sour for nearly two quarters in the Chieftains 71-24 win.
Hopewell-Loudon (14-4 overall) scored 35 straight points and led 35-2 late in the second quarter before the Golden Bears scored five points in the final minute.
Freshman Makayla Elmore provided a lot of the Chieftains' offense while finishing with 20 points while Olivia Zender added 13 points.
Gibsonburg's top scorer was Emily Roberts with six points.
Gibsonburg will host Cardinal Stritch on Thursday while Hopewell-Loudon will host Pandora-Gilboa Thursday.