The Lady Leafs ended the Geneseo Thanksgiving Tournament with a trophy, but it wasn’t the one they envisioned holding.

The Lady Leafs ended the Geneseo Thanksgiving Tournament with a trophy, but it wasn’t the one they envisioned holding.

Annawan, the defending Class 1A state champs for girls’ basketball, dominated in the second half of the tourney title game to topple the host Lady Leafs 66-48, on Nov. 21.

Geneseo’s Hannah Himmelman and Josie Brown made the All-Tournament Team following a runner-up finish.

Annawan’s Kendall Gripp and Kaley Jackson were named to the All-Tournament Team along with Jayde VanHyfte who nabbed Captain honors.

With a 33-24 lead at halftime, Annawan separated themselves in the third quarter outscoring Geneseo 19-7 and Lady Leafs’ turnovers made it hard to keep pace when Annawan seemingly couldn’t miss.

“When we forced Annawan to slow down and run something in the half court they were able to execute,” Geneseo Coach Scott Hardison said. “When they slowed us down, we didn’t execute what we needed to do. That’s the next step. We want to be an uptempo team and run the floor, but when a good team forces you out of your element you still need to be able to execute.”

Both teams pushed the tempo in transition, but Annawan (5-0) built a 28-11 lead to start the game before Geneseo (4-1) came to life in the second quarter.

Following a Geneseo timeout, the Leafs’ Mariah Smith helped lead the charge off the bench scoring on a pair of layups and adding a steal during Geneseo’s 13-6 run in the second quarter.

GHS’ Himmelman scored on a putback on an offensive rebound, swished a floater in the lane a few plays later and added a pair of free throws.

Geneseo went on a 10-0 run which forced Annawan to take a timeout after the lead shrank to 28-21 with just under two minutes remaining.

“They did what good teams do and made a run back at us,” Hardison said. “We didn’t have an answer.”

Annawan is on a 26-game winning streak dating back to last season, and Annawan’s VanHyfte played like she was on a mission scoring 31 points.

Anna McAvoy played well in the lane scoring nine points, and Brown finished with nine points.

Mariah Smith scored six points, and Himmelman finished with six points.

Jane Thoms tacked on five points, and Keeli Frerichs finished with two points.

Adia Raya and Heather Dietrich each scored four points, and Kaitlyn Webster made 1-of-2 from the free-throw line.