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Miller nets 1,000th career point in Female Flyers loss

St. Joseph Female Flyers’ junior guard Hannah Miller scored her 1,000th career point Saturday in a game at Charleston (W.Va.) Catholic. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

St. Joseph Female Flyers’ junior guard Hannah Miller scored her 1,000th career point Saturday in a game at Charleston (W.Va.) Catholic. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the team, it was a low mark. For Hannah Miller, it was a highlight.

The St. Joseph Female Flyers shot a season poor 26 percent from the field and scored a season-low point total in a 52-38 loss to the unbeaten Charleston Catholic Lady Irish Saturday.

Although St. Joseph suffered a loss, junior point guard Hannah Miller became the second player in Female Flyer history to reach the 1,000-point career scoring mark when she drained a 3-pointer from the win in the fourth quarter.

Miller joins Lynette Anson as the only two Female Flyers to reach the milestone.

“That’s a great achievement and she’s a hard worker and puts in a lot of time throughout the year,” said St. Joseph coach Nick Miller.

Miller had 14 points and Amber Neal scored 11 to lead the Female Flyers (9-3).

Anna Whelan scored 18 points and Vida Imani 11 for the Lady Irish (6-0).

St. Joseph led 9-8 after the first quarter but Catholic came back to lead 24-19 at the half.

Whelan scored 13 points in the third quarter including three 3-pointers as Catholic opened up a 45-28 lead.

“They were quick and had some talented players, but we didn’t play very well and that’s not a good combination,” said coach Miller.

The Female Flyers’ Lynsey Booker left the game with 6:30 left in the third quarter with an injury and did not return.

St. Joseph visits Raceland on Monday.

St. Joseph 9 10 9 10 = 38

Char. Catholic 8 16 21 7 = 52

ST. JOSEPH (9-3): Katie Roach 0 0 0-2 0, Amber Neal 2 2 1-2 11, Rachel Martin 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Miller 1 1 9-10 14, Haley Bartram 1 0 2-4 4, Bri Bridges 1 0 1-2 3, Molly Miller 1 0 0-0 2, Lynsey Booker 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 11-42 13-20 38. 3-point goals: 3-18. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 3-18. Rebounds: 8-OR, 20-DR = 28 (Bridges 8). Assists: 6. Steals: 6 (Booker 3). Blocked shots: 4 (H. Miller 3, M. Miller). Turnovers: 20.

CHARLESTON CATHOLIC (6-0): Peyton Mullen 2 0 0-0 4, Caroline Dundervill 2 0 2- 6, Anna Whelan 3 3 3-3 18, Vida Imani 5 0 1-1 11, Hanna Gallian 2 0 2-2 6, Maddie Blaydes 2 1 0-0 7, Alexandra Persily 0 0 0-0 0, Raegan Palmer 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 4 8-9 52. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: None.