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Female Flyers breeze by West

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

It’s a lot easier to play with the lead. And more fun.

The St. Joseph Female Flyers jumped out to a 20-point halftime lead and breezed to a 65-40 rout of the Portsmouth West Lady Senators on Saturday.

“West is a better team than their record shows. They’ve played a pretty good schedule. They were competitive and we were able to jump on them early and play most of the game with a big lead,” said Female Flyers’ coach Nick Miller.

Hannah Miller scored 19 points, Lynsey Booker had 18 and Amber Neal added 14 to lead St. Joseph (12-4).

Booker scored 10 points in the first quarter and Neal added 5 more points as the Female Flyers took an 18-9 lead.

Miller got the hot hand in the second quarter with 12 points including a pair of trifectas and it was 38-18 at the half.

McKenzie Whittaker had all 9 of her points in the second quarter.

Neal scored 7 points in the third quarter as the Female Flyers extended the lead to 56-32. MaKayla White had 7 of her 11 points in the quarter for West.

Five different players scored in the fourth quarter for the Female Flyers.

St. Joseph hosts New Boston on Monday.

Ports. West 9 9 14 8 = 40

St. Joseph 18 20 18 9 = 65

PORTSMOUTH WEST (1-14): Cammie Oiler 3 1 0-0 9, Kayleigh Coleman 1 0 0-0 2, McKenzie Whittaker 3 1 0-0 9, Haleigh Throckmorton 1 0 0-0 2, Katelyn York 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Richards 0 0 0-0 0, Haleigh Pollard 0 0 0-0 0, Terra Butcher 1 0 0-0 2, MaKayla White 4 0 3-6 11, McKenzie Newlan 1 1 0-2 5, Madison Williams 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 3 3-8 40. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: None.

ST. JOSEPH (12-4): Katie Roach 1 0 0-1 2, Ashley Bartram 0 0 1-2 1, Amber Neal 4 2 0-0 14, Rachel Martin 1 0 0-0 2, Natalie Heaberlin 0 0 0-0 0, Hannah Miller 4 3 2-2 19, Haley Bartram 0 1 0-0 3, Bri Bridges 2 0 2-2 6, Megan Riley 0 0 0-0 0, Lynsey Booker 9 0 0-2 18, Ashley Blankenship 0 0 0-1 0, Alyson Johnson 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 6 5-10 65. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.