The Cobras shot 67.9-percent from the field in the first half, but only managed to hit 23.1-percent of their shots after the break thanks to a big defensive effort from the Scotties. Parkland was forced into 27 turnovers in the loss.
Highland (32-2) also had some impressive individual outings on the offensive end. Julia Alves posted a double-double with 28 points and 15 rebounds in 30 minutes. Ryann Bowser added 16 points, and Ashley Torres has 13.
The Scotties outscored the Cobras 47-21 in the second half of the win.
Highland will face No. 3 St. Clair Friday at 6pm in the tournament's semifinals. The Scotties can finish no lower than fourth in the tourney.