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Lions bid Aloha adieu, stumble against Wilson

St. Helens starts quick against Aloha, holds on; third quarter costly against Wilson


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Cody Galvin has been a big part of the Lions last two games.
St. Helens got off to a fast start against Aloha on Tuesday, jumping out to an 18-10 lead by the end of the first period, and holding a 28-14 halftime lead.

Almost halfway through the final period, St. Helens had a 37-26 margin, but things got sticky the rest of the way. The Warriors went on an 8-1 run and were down by just four with two minutes to go. St. Helens was getting to the line, but made just one of five free throws. With just seconds remaining, Aloha converted three free throws to pull within a point. Cody Beisley was fouled and sank both shots with less than a second on the clock to clinch the win.

Jake Ramiskey led St. Helens in scoring with 13, while Beisley added nine points, and Nathan Hunter eight.

It was a tight first half at Wilson on Thursday night. The Lions and Trojans were both tied at 12 after the first quarter. The Lions scored 12 again in the second period and held a tenuous one-point lead at the break.

The Lions weren’t able to stop Wilson’s Phillip Blatt in the third. He scored 15 points, including three treys. He would have four threes in the game and was the leading scorer with 20 points. Cody Galvin hit two threes in the period, but they were the only field goals for the Lions. St. Helens trailed by 12 going into the fourth period and was able to pare that by five. Wilson had just three field goals, and missed three free throw attempts.

Galvin led St. Helens in scoring with 13, and Ramiskey added nine points.

The win against Aloha ran St. Helens’ record to 4-1 but they dropped to 4-2 after the Wilson loss. The Lions hosted Gresham on Tuesday, and then have a few days off from games before they start the three-day Barlow Tournament, Dec. 27-29. The squad starts league play at Liberty on Jan. 8.

Scoring:

St. Helens 41, Aloha 38

Aloha 10 4 10 14—38

St. Helens 18 10 6 7—41

Aloha (38)—Steven Boswell 18, Van Allen 6, Gayhart 5, Lake 4, Bernett 3, Christopherson 2, Guerra, Hunter, Garmondeh.

St. Helens (41) —Jake Ramiskey 13, Cody Beisley 9, Hunter 8, Galvin 6, Long 2, Bonney 2, Wes 2, Bumgardner 1, Jewett.

Wilson 49, St. Helens 42

St. Helens 12 12 7 11—42

Wilson 12 11 20 6—49

St. Helens (42)—Cody Galvin 13, Jake Ramiskey 9, Hunter 7, West 5, Beisley 3, Long 3, Bonney 2, Bumgardner, Jewett.

Wilson (49)—Phillip Blatt 20, Jack Rubin 13, Stock 6, Lensch 5, A. Blatt 2, Slayton 2, Woodland, Conklin, Marz, Thiesen.