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  • Girls fall to Cedar Mt./Comfrey 70-60

  • The Saints girls basketball team closed out their regular season by falling to Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 70-60.

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  • The Saints girls basketball team closed out their regular season by falling to Cedar Mountain/Comfrey 70-60.
    The Saints did a lot of things right before the home town fans. Four players were in double figures. In her last home game as a senior, Cheyanne Bowers was a precision long range bomber hitting six of six from three point land and led the Saints with 18 points.
    Bowers’ six treys ties the school record for hitting the most threes in a game. That record had been tied by senior Megan Beckius on Valentines Day. Two Saints on this team now share the record for most three point shots made in a game.
    CMC had some balanced scoring a played a great transition game scoring many of their points off of fast breaks.
    The transition basketball game helped CMC open up an 8-2 early lead and opened up a ten point lead at 18 to 8.
    Then the Saints went on a 13 to 2 run and closed the lead to 21 to 20 at 7:45 in the first half.
    The Saints tied the lead at 25 all with a little under five minutes to play.
    The Saints took a 31 to 29 lead at 2:05 in the half, but CMC went on a 6-0 run to lead at the half 35-31.
    Most of the second half remained tight. The Saints trailed 47 to 46 with about ten and a half minutes remaining in the game. The Saints tied the score at 51 with 9:35 left in the game.
    But from that point on CMC pulled away from the Saints. CMC was up 65-58 at 2:15 to play, and the final margin ended up being 70-60.
    In addition to Bowers, three other seniors hit double figures. Julia Runge had 15, Katelynn Love had 11, and Maggie Ramirez chipped in 10. Runge also led the Saints with 9 rebounds.
    The Saints were 10 of 14 from the free throw line for the game. Unfortunately, trailing in the second half the Saints had to foul and CMC was 12-16 from the free throw line in just the second half.
    Absent from the scoring column was senior Megan Beckius. Beckius turned an ankle early in the first half, and went into the locker room for a time. She returned to the game and continued to play on, but was unable to score in her last home game.
    The Saints begin state tournament competition by playing Worthington at Worthington on Saturday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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