That's how Tates Creek's fans could describe the Commodores' 68-54 victory over Lexington Christian Academy in the first round of the boys' 43rd District basketball tournament Monday night.
No. 11 Tates Creek threw a lock-down defense at LCA early, built a quick 10-0 lead, and never let the Eagles get off the ground.
LCA pulled to within six points in the opening minute of the second half, but then Ryan Fucci scored seven consecutive points — capped by a breakaway dunk — to spark a Tates Creek runaway.
The Commodores eventually led by as many as 22 and cruised home to their eighth win in a row, and 14th in the last 15 games.
Tates Creek (18-7) advances to play Paul Laurence Dunbar (3-20) in Wednesday's semifinals.
Fucci, a 6-foot-2 junior, finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Marcellus Barksdale, a 6-3 junior, added 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Ezra Garner had 10 points and eight rebounds.
"Ryan and Marcellus had outstanding games," Commodores Coach Wayne Breeden said, "but this was a total team victory.
"Defensive effort and the rotations don't show up in the stats column, but everybody stepped up and did a good job against a very good LCA team."
Breeden learned how good LCA was last month when Tates Creek struggled to beat the Eagles 56-49 after blowing a 17-point lead.
The Commodores didn't make the same mistakes in the rematch.
"That first game taught us when we get a lead, we need to maintain it because (LCA) is very capable of coming back," Fucci said.
"Defensively, we focused in on Taylor Barnette and Will Evans. We knew if we contained them, we'd be in good shape."
Barnette, a smooth-shooting sophomore, had only two points in the first half before shaking loose for 12 in the second half.
Breeden praised sophomore Darius Gibson's defense on Barnette.
Evans, a 6-7 senior averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds, was limited to nine points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Branden Burdette came off the bench to lead LCA with 16 points.
Eagles Coach Tommy Huston credited the Commodores' defense for keeping his team "out of sync all night. We tried to prepare for their tight defense, but we didn't do a good job against it."
Huston called Fucci the difference-maker.
"He dominates a game, and plays with such passion," he said.
"Barksdale is really good, too, a great passer. Tates Creek is physical, too. Obviously a bad matchup for us."
For LCA, it was a disappointing end to a season that held much promise after an upset of No. 1 Scott County last month. The Eagles were hoping to make the region tournament for the first time in school history, but it didn't happen.
Tates Creek, meanwhile, will face Dunbar for the third time this season. It beat the Bulldogs 74-46 and 59-46 in their earlier meetings.
LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN (16-11) — Barnette 6-11 0-1 14, Evans 4-12 0-1 9, Stephens 1-7 0-0 3, Gullett 0-3 0-0 0, Burdette 8-10 0-0 16, Kindred 0-1 0-0 0, Bundy 2-4 1-1 6, Helton 1-1 0-0 2, Staton 1-1 0-0 2, Guy 1-2 0-0 2, Harville 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-52 1-3 54.
TATES CREEK (18-7) — Fucci 7-16 10-12 25, Barksdale 5-10 2-2 13, Garner 5-5 0-0 10, Daugherty 2-4 3-4 8, Gibson 2-3 4-10 8, Potter 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 23-40 19-30 68.
LCA 12 15 19 22—68
Tates Creek 6 13 17 18—54