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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Saints Build Lead, but Fall Prey to Eagles

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  • It was truly a tale of two halves for the St. James Area girl's basketball team Tuesday night, as everything that went right to help them build a 15-point first half lead went wrong in the second half, resulting in a 12-point loss. “The first half was our best half of the year,” said head coach Adam Schroeder. “I said to one of my assistants, 'This is not the same team we had all year.'” St. James led 31-16 at intermission, but Windom overwhelmed the Saints early in the second half behind a tidal wave of hot-shooting and offensive rebounds to win 62-50. “They're a good shooting team, and they didn't shoot well in the first half, so we kind of knew it was coming,” Schroeder said. “Their rebounding killed us; we didn't keep their active girls off the (foul) line.” While the Eagles had good--and multiple--looks at the basket in the second half, the Saints mostly settled for threes, and offensive rebounding was virtually non-existent. “Offensively, we didn't do much in the second half,” Schroeder said. “We took the first one too often.” For the rest of the story, please see tomorrow's print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.

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