Late Runs Lifts Lady Saints Over #18 State Fair

KSCB News - December 5, 2011 6:39 am

The Seward Lady Saints struggled Saturday. They struggled with 29 turnovers, they struggled with calls not going their way, and struggled with injuries as Anete Kirsteine was slowed by a knee she took to the quad. What makes that so impressive is they still rallied to beat the #18 team in the country State Fair, Missouri 70-65 Saturday afternoon in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

The Lady Saints finished the game on a 20-5 run to win in stunning fashion. Two late layups by Ricquia Jones keyed the Seward win. She had 17 and Ashlynn Knoll shrugged off foul trouble for 18 points. Anete Kirsteine scored 14.

The Lady Saints (9-2) got off to a great start building a 29-16 lead in the first half. But much like the Independence and New Mexico games, Seward slumped late in the first half and led by just three (35-32). State Fair (8-3) dominated much of the second half building a 60-50 lead with eight minutes to play.

The Lady Saints are 9-2 and host Northeastern Colorado and Trinidad State Friday and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. for the Pizza Hut Classic. The games will air on B107.5 and kscbnews.net.

 

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