Lady Saints roll to 5th straight win

Kinuso Knight Keanna Locke, left, defends against a determined St. Andrew’s Saint Elle MacIntosh during a game Jan. 24 in High Prairie.

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

Can anyone stop the St. Andrew’s Lady Saints this season?

It is the question many are asking after the team rolled to its fifth straight win to start the season on Jan. 24. The latest victims were the visiting Kinuso Knights, who lost 41-37.

A big third quarter was the difference. The Saints trailed 22-13 at the half but scored 17 third quarter points to erase the deficit and tie the game 30-30. Ella Deering’s eight points in the fourth quarter closed the deal.

Deering led the Saints with 11 points in the contest while Abby Cottingham, Finn Marko and Macey Shaw each netted nine.

Kyra Giroux led the Knights with a game-high 13 points while Sierra Sheldon added eight.

In the other girl’s game Jan. 24, the hometown Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers nipped the Gift Lake Hurricanes 44-35.

The Vipers took a 17-9 first quarter lead but the Hurricanes steadily battled back to close the gap to 35-31 after three quarters. Their shooters went ice cold in the final quarter, however, and the Vipers won.

Darby Heckbert led the Vipers with 14 points while Mackenzie Parker added nine. Six other Vipers scored.

Ocean Anderson, Naomi Calahasen and Kali Cunningham each netted nine for the Hurricanes.

In boy’s action, the Saints completed the sweep with a 37-28 win over the Knights. The difference was the third quarter when the Knights only scored two points to fall behind 26-18.

Ethan Smith led the Saints with a dozen points. Clarence Lindo added 10 and Colby Cox six.

Kinuso’s Aspen Burger led all scorers with 13 points. Ethan Wedmid added six and four others combined for nine points.

Across town at Prairie River, the Raiders lost to the visiting Slave Lake St. Francis Falcons. The teams were tied 8-8 after one quarter. The Falcons then enjoyed quarter leads of two and three points in the hard-fought contest.

Zeon Sanje led the Falcons with 19 points while their leading scorer, Darren Trumbade, was held to 10.

PRJH was led by Kieran Larson’s 13 points. Six other Raiders scored including Taylor Noskiye’s eight points.

At Donnelly, the Vipers outgunned Gift Lake 59-34 as 12 different Vipers scored including David Rebamonte’s game-high 18 points. Charles Castro added 11.

The Hurricanes were led by Jerrick Anderson’s 18-point effort while Lyryk Tallman added 11.

The Vipers enjoyed quarter leads of 11-7, 21-19 and 40-27.

Gift Lake’s Courtney Anderson, right, prepares to pass the basketball while G.P. Vanier’s Jenna Brulotte guards during a game in Donnelly Jan. 24.


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