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Girls' Basketball: Lions lose at home to Silverton

St. Helens held to just three field goals the Silver Foxes romp to a 36-14 victory


by: JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD - Lion senior Nicole Harcourt scored all five of her points from the free-throw line, but St. Helens struggled mightily to score from the field.It wasn't exactly the resurgence Billy McKinney was looking for. A solid practice in the days after a tough loss to Sprague had the team running high, but an energized and gutsy performance wasn't enough to push past the Silver Foxes, who were able to push St. Helens around in the paint most of the night.

The Lions did well on the boards, nabbing a number of offensive rebounds, but couldn't manage to get shots to fall. St. Helens managed only three field goals – all in the first half – in their second-lowest scoring game of the season.

Sophomore Emily Nollette had two of the Lions' field goals, one each in the first and second quarters. Nollette also went 1-2 from the charity stripe to tie senior Nicole Harcourt for team-high honors with five points apiece.

Senior guard Rianne Tupper, just a few days removed from a 26-point barrage at Sprague, hit only one of her shots for just two points on the night. Freshman Maggie Cochran also finished with two points for the Lions, both coming from the free-throw line.

St. Helens will start league play next week with a visit to Liberty (2-7) on Jan. 14 before coming home to host Sherwood (4-4) on Jan. 17.

SUMMARY

Silverton 36, St. Helens 14

SILV 11 13 7 5

STHL 5 5 2 2

St. Helens (14): Harcourt 5, Nollette 5, Tupper 2, Cochran 2