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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Girls BB tie school records in win over GHEC Mustangs

  • On parents night and Valentines Day, the Saints girls basketball team turned in a sweet performance when they beat the visiting GHEC Mustangs 53-45.


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  •     On parents night and Valentines Day, the Saints girls basketball team turned in a sweet performance when they beat the visiting GHEC Mustangs 53-45.
        The Saints were hot from behind the arc tying two school shooting records. 
        The team tied the school mark for making the most three point shots in a game with nine.
        Senior Megan Beckius tied the individual school mark by hitting six three pointers. 
        On a night of the threes, it was appropriate the Saints opened the game with a couple of threes, but they were by Cheyanne Bowers. Megan got rolling with the next trey, and then nailed another to push the score to14-7. 
        GHEC crawled back in the game by narrowing the score to 15 to 11 with a little under seven minutes in the first half. 
        From that point, the Saints went on a 12-0 run to close out the half with a 27 to 11 lead.
        It was a game of runs and mini runs.  In spite of hot shooting, the Saints still had minutes where they didn’t score, and GHEC did climb back into the game.
        The Mustangs got within five at a score of 44-39 with a little under 5 minutes to go.  A bucket by Julia Runge in the paint, and a lay up off a steal by Beckius opened the lead back up to nine, and the Saints were in control from that point on. 
        Beckius had 26 points, Bowers had 13, and Runge had a dozen.  Runge also had 10 rebounds for a double, double. 
    BEA beat Saints 58-40
        The girls basketball team fell into a deep hole at the start of the game against Blue Earth Area Bucs last Friday night and never recovered eventually falling by a final score of 58 to 40. 
        A full court press by BEA flustered the Saints and they fell behind 11-0.  The girls did not score until Julia Runge hit 1 of 2 free throws with 4 minutes 40 seconds gone in the first half. 
        BEA extended their lead to 17-1 with 10:54 left in the first half. 
        The Saints began to put some points on the scoreboard from that point on in the first half, and trailed at the half 33-13.  
        The Saints outscored BEA 27-25 in the second half, but the slow start put the Saints in an impossible situation against a good, experienced, and tall BEA team.
        Junior Aryn Eckstrom was the only Saint in double figures with 12 points.  Junior Emily Hurley had 11 rebounds for the Saints. 
        Two BEA seniors were in double figures.  Camille Driscoll had 23 points, and Krista Hassing added 13 points. 
        The girls next game is at LCWM on Friday with the B squad game starting at 6 p.m.
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        The Saints B squad broke open a close game against GHEC in the second half and won going away  44-29. Julia Beckius had 22 points for the Saints anbd Brenda Cervantes added 13 points.    
        Last Friday, the B squad lost to BEA by a score of 43-27.

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