The Guerin Catholic girls basketball team couldn't muster enough offense to hang with Decatur Central on the road. 

The Hawks used a third-quarter surge to fly by the Golden Eagles 51-34 Tuesday night. 

Decatur held a 15-8 lead after the first quarter, but Guerin fought back in the second to cut the deficit to just five at 20-15 heading into the locker room. 

Nicole Cunningham scored nine of her team-high 12 in the first half, but the rest of the team only made two field goals in the first 16 minutes. 

The Hawks locked down the Golden Eagles in the third quarter, holding Guerin to just three points. Decatur scored 17 in the third to increase its advantage to 37-18 heading into the fourth. 

Guerin made a push in the game’s final eight minutes, outscoring Decatur 16-14 in the quarter, but the margin was too much to overcome. 

The Golden Eagles shot 9-of-40 (23 percent) from the field as a team for the game, with Cunningham accounting for three field goals. Senior Sydney Geis finished second on Guerin in scoring with seven points. 

Venessa Wilson had a game-high 20 points for Decatur on 7-of-14 shooting, and Ajulu Thatha finished just behind with 19 points on an efficient 7-of-10 from the floor. The Hawks shot 19-of-47 (40 percent) as a team. 

Guerin didn’t fare much better at the charity stripe, converting on 12-of-21 free throw attempts, while Decatur shot 10-of-13 (77 percent). 

The Hawks out rebounded the Golden Eagles by a 35-20 edge. Thatha logged a double-double with 10 rebounds. Olivia Labus led Guerin on the glass with seven. Carly Hammons and Danielle Mason pulled down three board each for the Golden Eagles. 

The loss snaps the Golden Eagles’ three-game win streak. Guerin (5-16) will look to end its regular season on a high note Friday at home against Lafayette Central Catholic.