Girls basketball: Lions fall to No. 3 La Salle
Tierra Ramsay leads St. Helens with seven points
It didn't take long for St. Helens to find out exactly how badly the third-ranked Falcons wanted the game on Tuesday night.
It'd been over two years since La Salle, who went to the Class 4A finals and lost to Sutherlin last season, had dropped two games in a row the situation they'd find themselves in should they fall in an upset to St. Helens.
Spoiler alert: it didn't happen.
No. 3 La Salle led 23-7 after the first quarter, by 43 points heading to the fourth and cruised to an 84-28 victory over the Lions on Tuesday night.
Rianne Tupper, who sat the entire first half, went scoreless for St. Helens. Tierra Ramsay had seven points, while sophomore post Leslie Curtiss had six points. Morgan Bingaman scored five quick points off the bench in the fourth quarter.
St. Helens will take to the road on Friday night for a match up with Milwaukie (4-10, 2-4 NWOC) in a game head coach Billy McKinney said was winnable for the young Lions.
No. 3 La Salle 84, St. Helens 28
LASL 23 25 15 21 84
STHE 7 3 10 8 28
Scoring: Lalangan 3, Wagner 2, Roth 1, Nollette 1, Ramsay 7, A. Bingaman 1, Curtiss 6, M. Bingaman 5, Strade 2JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT