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St. Joseph duo spark 61-51 win

Published 4:13am Friday, January 4, 2013

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

The Western Lady Indians had the size and strength, so the St. Joseph Female Flyers went with their strength.

Amber Neal and Hannah Miller combined for 47 points as the Female Flyers beat Western 61-51 on Thursday.

“They’ve got a lot of big girls and they are very physical and aggressive. They’re a nice team and it was a good win,” said Female Flyers’ coach Nick Miller.

Neal scored 24 points and Miller 23 for the Female Flyers (9-2). Lynsey Booker added 10 points.

Chrissy Woods had 20 points and Brittany Reader 13 for Western.

Neal scored 10 points in the first quarter and Miller 5 as St. Joseph took a 19-13 lead. Woods had 6 and Reader 5 for the Western.

Miller got 10 points in the second quarter and the defense held Western to 4 points to build a 33-17 halftime lead.

Woods got 6 points and Reader 4 as Western cut the deficit to 43-33 at the end of the third quarter. Miler and Booker combined for 10 points in the third quarter.

Neal had 10- more points in the fourth quarter and St. Joseph led by as many as 17 points before Western began to foul. Neal was 3 of 4 at the line and the Flyers.

Western 13 4 16 18 = 51

St. Joseph 19 14 10 18 = 61

WESTERN (5-6): Haley Knauff 0 0 0-0 0, Erin Brewster 2 1 0-0 7, Caitlin Rhoades 0 2 0-0 6, Mallorie Williams 1 0 0-0 2, Brittany Reader 5 1 0-0 13, Lexi Coulson 0 0 0-0 0, Chrissy Woods 10 0 0-0 20, Liz Jackson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 5 0-0 51. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: Reader.

ST. JOSEPH (9-2): Katie Roach 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Martin 1 0 0-0 2, Amber Neal 8 1 5-6 24, Rachel Martin 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Miller 7 3 0-2 23, Haley Bartram 1 0 0-2 2, Molly Miller 0 0 0-0 0, Lynsey Booker 4 0 2-4 10. Totals: 21 4 7-14 61. Fouls: 6. Fouled out: None.

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