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Female Flyers roll past Royals

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

St. Joseph Female Flyers’ coach Nick Miller didn’t need a doctor’s diagnosis. He knew what his team needed.

After a couple of losses, Miller knew his team needed to play well and get a win and that’s just what the Female Flyers got on Thursday as they beat the Rose Hill Lady Royals 69-30.

“We played pretty well. It was a nice win,” said Miller. “We were able to get everyone some playing time and get some valuable experience.”

Morgan Turner had a game-high 17 points to go with 3 assists and 3 steals while Lynsey Booker had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the Female Flyers (2-2).

Grace Miller came off the bench to score 13 points, Megan Riley grabbed 7 rebounds and Alyson Johnson and Ashley Bartram pulled down 5 rebounds each.

Kendra Steele scored 15 points to lead Rose Hill (1-2).

Turner and Booker had 5 points each as St. Joseph took a 17-6 first quarter lead.

Turner had 5 more points in the second quarter as the lead grew to 33-11 at the break.

Booker and Turner scored 7 points each in the third quarter to offset 8 points by Steele as St. Joseph built a 51-19 cushion.

Miller got 8 of her points in the fourth quarter.

St. Joseph plays at Portsmouth next Wednesday.

Rose Hill 6 5 8 11 = 30

St. Joseph 17 16 18 18 = 69

ROSE HILL (1-2): Kendra Steele 3 1 6-14 15, Sarah Sizemore 0 1 2-3 5, Natalie Fyffe 1 0 0-0 2, Makenlee Sparks 1 0 3-4 5, Shelby Nibert 1 0 0-0 2, Ashleigh Riffe 0 0 1-2 1, Jewelia VanKeuren 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 6 2 12-23 30. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.

ST. JOSEPH (2-2): Ashley Bartram 3 0 0-0 6, Morgan Turner 5 2 1-1 17, Cassie Leith 0 0 0-0 0, Alyson Johnson 1 0 0-0 2, Ashlee Blankenship 2 0 0-0 4, Natalie Heaberlin 1 1 0-0 5, Grace Miller 6 0 1-3 13, Lauren Bush 1 0 0-0 2, Megan Riley 3 0 0-0 6, Lynsey Booker 6 0 2-4 14. Totals: 31-66 4-8 69. 3-point goals: Rebounds: 12-O, 24-D = 36 (Booker 7, Riley 7, Johnson 5, Bartram 5). Assists: 15 (Booker 4, Johnson 3, Bush 3, Turner 3). Steals: 16 (Booker 5, Turner 3). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Bartram, Blankenship.