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Female Flyers use Neal’s 3s to get win

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Amber Neal’s shooting was three-mendous.

Neal drained seven 3-point goals and scored 23 points to lead the St. Joseph Female Flyers to a 50-20 win over the Green Lady Bobcats Wednesday.

“Amber Neal had a great shooting performance. Any time you make seven 3s in a game is pretty good and she shot a good percentage,” said St. Joseph coach Nick Miller.

Hannah Miller scored 13 points for the Female Flyers who improved to 12-2.

“Hannah played a good defensive game and it was nice to have Amber scoring. It’s a real plus to have different people who can hurt the other team offensively,” said coach Miller.

Giula Elli scored 10 points to lead Green (1-10).

Neal knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and scored 8 points in the first quarter as St. Joseph took a 10-4 lead.

Neal buried three more trifectas in the second quarter as St. Joseph outscored Green 11-5 to take a 21-9 halftime lead. Elli had all off Green’s points in the quarter.

Hannah Miller scored 5 points in the third quarter as the Female Flyers opened up a 37-15 cushion.

St. Joseph will play Hannan, W.Va., Thursday as part of a triple-header. The junior high girls play at 5 p.m. followed by the junior high boys and then the varsity girls.

St. Joseph 10 11 16 13 = 50

Green 4 5 6 5 = 20

ST. JOSEPH (12-2): Katie Roach 0 1 1-2 4, Hannah Martin 1 0 2-6 4, Amber Neal 1 7 0-0 23, Rachel Martin 1 0 0-2 2, Hannah Miller 4 1 2-2 13, Sarah Snowden 0 0 0-0 0, Haley Bartram 0 0 0-0 0, Molly Miller 1 0 0-0 2, Lynsey Booker 1 0 0-2 2. Totals: 9 9 5-14 50. Fouls: 10. Fouled out: None.

GREEN (1-10): Madison Applegate 2 0 0-2 4, Hannah Cline 0 0 0-0 0, Alexis Bays 0 0 0-0 0, Katelyn Hodson 0 0 0-0 0, Giula Elli 2 1 3-4 10, Santana Gullett 0 0 0-0 0, Ciera Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Abbey Cline 0 0 1-2 1, Erin Imes 1 0 0-0 2, Jessica Patrick 1 0 1-2 3. Totals: 6 1 5-10 20. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.