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Female Flyers fall just short in upset bid of Titans

Published 3:52am Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jim Walker


PORTSMOUTH — The game was like the four seasons for the St. Joseph Female Flyers.

The Female Flyers’ offense went from a spring-like first quarter to a hot summer second quarter followed by a mild fall third quarter and a cold winter-like fourth quarter.

The frigid fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Female Flyers fell just short in their upset bid of the Portsmouth Notre Dame Lady Titans on Monday.

St Joseph led through three quarter but scored just 5 points in the fourth quarter.

‘We just went ice cold in the fourth quarter,” said St. Joseph coach Nick Miller. “Even though we didn’t shoot the ball well as a team in the second half, we played well. It was a good performance.”

Hannah Miller scored a game-high 24 points to lead St. Joseph (14-3). Haley Bartram added 8 points filling in for starter Lynsey Booker who missed the game with the flu.

Jen Arnzen and Brooke Pierron scored 13 points each to pace the Lady Titans (16-1).

Notre Dame led 12-10 after the first quarter, but Miller scored all 15 of the Female Flyers’ points in the second quarter as they took a 25-18 lead at the break.

The Lady Titans got within 33-29 after three quarters by outscoring St. Joseph 11-8. Amber Neal and Bartram both drained a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter for the Female Flyers.

Pierron hit a 3-pointer to begin the fourth quarter and Arnzen scored 4 points as the Lady Titans rallied for the win.

“Notre Dame is a good team. They play well defensively in the second half,” said coach Miller. “We had a chance to win the game but we couldn’t hit a shot at the end.”

St. Joseph plays at New Boston on Wednesday.

St. Joseph 10 15 8 5 = 38

Notre Dame 12 6 11 11 = 40

ST. JOSEPH (14-3): Katie Roach 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Martin 0, Amber Neal 0 2 0-0 6, Rachel Martin 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Miller 7 3 1-3 24, Haley Bartram 0 2 2-2 8, Molly Miller 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 7 7 3-5 38. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

PORTSMOUTH NOTRE DAME (16-1): Katie Stevenson 0 0 0-2 0, Stacie Ramey 0 1 0-1 3, Libby Welsh 1 0 0-0 2, Brooke Pierron 2 2 3-6 13, Sammie Marting 1 0 0-0 2, Jen Arnzen 6 0 1-2 13, Raigan Sammons 1 1 2-2 7. Totals: 11 4 6-13 40. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.

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