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Cold-shooting costly in Female Flyers’ loss

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

LATHAM — The temperatures might be starting to thaw out, but the St. Joseph Female Flyers were shooting sub-zero.

The Female Flyers were just 1-of-20 from the field in the first quarter, a 3-pointer by Hannah Miller with five seconds left in the quarter.

“There were very few bad shots, we just couldn’t find the basket,” said St. Joseph coach Nick Miller.

Hannah Miller and Amber Neal combined for 39 of the points for the Female Flyers (9-4). Miller scored 23 points and Neal had 16.

The Female Flyers played without starter Lynsey Booker — the team’s third leading scorer — who was out with an injury.

Brewster, Williams Woods four each in the first quarter.

Miller had nine points in the second and Molly Miller added a basket and the Female Flyers were down 26-15 at the break.

Neal scored 13 points in the third quarter and the defense limited Western to six points and St. Joseph got within 32-30.

Miller got eight more points and the Female Flyers took a two-point lead with less than two minutes to play, but C.C. Shanks scored all eight of her points in the quarter and the Lady Indians were able to hold on for the win.

St. Joseph hosts Portsmouth on Monday.

St. Joseph 4 11 15 12 = 42

Western 12 14 6 15 = 47

ST. JOSEPH (9-4): Katie Roach 0 0 0-0 0, Amber Neal 1 4 2-2 16, Hannah Miller 7 1 6-9 23, Haley Bartram 0 0 0-0 0, Bri Bridges 0 0 1-2 1, Molly Miller 1 0 0-0 2. Totals: 9 5 9-13 42. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: None.

LATHAM WESTERN (NA): Haley Knauff 0 0 0-0 0, Erin Brewster 6 0 1-2 13, C.C. Shanks 3 0 2-2 8, A. Montgomery 1 0 0-0 2, Caitlin Rhodes 0 1 0-0 3, Malorie Williams 2 0 1-4 5, Chrissy Woods 8 0 0-5 16. Totals: 20 1 4-13 47. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.