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Lady Lions drop pair of games

Tough second halves leave St. Helens short


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Rianne Tupper tries to get a shot off during last Friday's match-up with McMinnville.The St. Helens Lady Lions didn’t want for effort, but they needed a little staying power in the second half with losses to Hillsboro and 6A McMinnville.

The team travelled to Hilhi and forged a slim 8-5 lead in the first quarter. They only scored three in the second period, but were down just 13-11 at the break. A 12-2 third quarter left them down by 12, and they finished with a 33-23 loss.

The Lady Lions Michelle Sass was the only player in the game in double figures, scoring 12.

On Friday, St. Helens hosted McMinnville and again had a good first quarter, taking a 10-8 lead. McMinnville pulled away in the second, and then overwhelmed the Lady Lions in the second half, outscoring them 43-21.

The Lady Lions are now 1-3 on the season. They travelled to Hood River Valley on Tuesday and then play two games in the Benson Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15.

They host Jefferson on Dec. 21 in their last game before Christmas break. They host David Douglas and Benson over the break (Dec. 27-28).

Scoring:

Hillsboro 33, St. Helens 23

St. Helens 8 3 2 10—23

Hillsboro 5 8 12 8—33

St. Helens (23)—Michelle Sass 12, Harcourt 4, Amick 4, Ross 2, Kyle-Milward 1, Tupper, Etchison, Reardon, Bingaman, Bartolomucci, Roth.

Hillsboro (23)—Norma Alcazar 8, Mathisen 5, Estep 5, Kust 4, Briscoe 4, Lykin 3, Jones 2, Miyama 2, Quandt, Dizney-Swanson, Cilberto, Cook, Harris.

McMinnville 65, St. Helens 34

McMinnville 8 16 26 17—65

St. Helens 10 3 6 15—34

McMinnville (65)—Elizabeth Logsdon 10, Nicole Long 10, Audrey McMillan 10, Petersen 9, Olsen 8, Bliven 7, Gubrud 5, Mohler 3, Lundmark 2.

St. Helens (34)—Michelle Sass 16, Harcourt 5, Ross 4, Reardon 2, Amick 2, Bingaman 2, Bartolomucci 2, Etchison 1, Tupper, Hembree, Sharp, Roth.