BY NICK CORN
In what was supposed to be another big test for both teams, the Lady Indians of St. Paul bounced back in a big way from their Lancer Classic Championship loss to Columbus with a big win over the Northeast Vikings. Northeast tried to make it a game late, trimming the once 20 point St. Paul lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Indians cruised to a 56-42 victory.
The first quarter was tight. It was a back and forth effort by both teams and the stiff matchup appeared to be proving true. St. Paul held a 12-10 lead heading into the second quarter. St. Paul’s defense would stiffen, allowing Northeast to score just seven points to 16 of their own, taking a 28-17 advantage into the break.
It was the Lady Vikings defense that stepped up in the third, St. Paul scored 10 points to Northeast’s 11. Heading into the fourth up by 10, St. Paul extended their lead to 20 before the Lady Vikings would try making a comeback that fell short.
Ashton Wood was the Lady Indians’ go-to scorer on offense, scoring 22 points on the night, including a solid 7-8 performance from the charity stripe. Keyahnah Burk scored 12 for St. Paul, including a Lady Indian high four steals. Holly Hutcherson came up big on the glass, recording 10 rebounds in the game.
St. Paul improved to 10-1 on the season and will host Pleasanton on Tuesday night to continue TRL play. The statistics on the SPHS boys
game were unavailable.
LADY INDIANS 56, Northeast 42
SPHS 12 16 10 18 FINAL 56
NHS 10 7 11 14 42
ST PAUL: Wood 22, Burk 12, Albertini 8, O’Brien 6, Hutcherson 5, R. Rice 2, Winter 1
Three-pointers: Albertini 1, Burk 1, Wood 1