BLOOMFIELD -- The Kelly Hawks pulled off a mild upset in the 2A District 2 tournament at Bloomfield on Monday night, toppling fourth-seeded Woodland, 63-54.
The Hawks, seeded fifth, will now face Notre Dame in the semifinals on Thursday at 6 p.m.
"I hope we're ready (for Notre Dame)," said Kelly head coach Nick Lanpher. "We played them a good ballgame at their place right after the Christmas tournament. We can play with them. If we're right, they'll know we've been here."
In Monday's game, Kelly got off to a slow start. The Hawks turned the ball over five times in the first two minutes, falling behind 11-0.
But then Kelly turned it on like a light switch, shaving the lead down to 18-15 at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks took the lead in the second quarter at the 6:31 mark and never relinquished it.
"In our first three trips down the floor, we turned the ball over," noted Lanpher. "We were a little over-anxious. Once we settled down and got into our offense, it was a completely different ballgame."
Kelly outscored Woodland 20-9 in the second quarter to take a 35-27 lead at the break. In the second half, the Hawks led by as much as 16.
Woodland was able to rally and shave the lead down to six at one point, but the Hawks kept their composure and preserved the victory.
Tyler Schlosser led Kelly with 16 points, followed by Major Burger with 15 and Chris Glastetter with 10.
"Those guys are really stepping it up," said Lanpher.
"They're playing extremely hard and they're making things happen. Ashley Hahn made some big plays, Barry (Zeigler) got some rebounds and (Michael) Romas also played well. Everybody played a real good ballgame tonight."
Michael Owens paced Woodland with 20 points. Luke Johnson hit two 3-pointers and finished with 16.
Kelly (8-15) has now won five of its last six games.
"The reason we're getting better is because we're still having real good practices," said Lanpher. "The boys are improving every day. I'm just going to hate to see the season come to an end whenever it does."
Top-seeded Notre Dame blistered Bloomfield in the first boys game of the night, 76-29.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 22-5 lead and kept pouring it on, outscoring the Wildcats 18-10 in the second, 21-9 in the third and 15-5 in the fourth.
Travis Siebert led the way with 16 points, followed by Scott Wittenborn with 14. Nathan LeGrand and Cory Beussink each contributed nine points.
Matt Christian led all Bloomfield scorers with nine.
Notre Dame (19-7) will face Kelly in Thursday's semifinal round at 6 p.m.
In the only girls game on Monday, eighth-seeded Woodland was cannon fodder for Notre Dame, losing 64-14.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a commanding 16-0 lead and never looked back, outscoring Woodland 6-4 in the second, 19-2 in the third, then 23-8 in the fourth.
Lisa Millham paced Notre Dame with 13 points, followed by Ashley Millham with 12. Amanda Dirnberger and Deana McCormick each contributed eight.
Dianna McCall led Woodland with five points.
Notre Dame (23-2) will face Scott City in Wednesday's semifinals at 6 p.m.