Poor 1st Half Shooting Sinks Lady Rockets Against St. Joe

On Wednesday, December 12th, the St. Mary’s Lady Rockets traveled to Olney St. Joe to play the Lady Wildcats in WEAA Conference play for the third time in three weeks. After winning the first two games against St. Joe, the 8th grade team dropped the third game to St. Joe 29 – 25. St. Mary’s overall record drops to 10 – 6, and 7 - 2 in the WEAA Conference. St. Mary’s shot poorly from the field in the first half and trailed 10 – 7 at the end of the first quarter and 18 - 10 at halftime. At the end of the third quarter, St. Joe continued their lead 24 -15, before St. Mary’s outscored St. Joe 10 – 5 in the fourth quarter but came up short for the win.

Savannah Zimmerman scored 12 points to lead St. Mary’s in scoring. Mady Young added 10 points, Lexi Stevens 2 points, and Anna Gill 1 point. Lauren Hall, Lindy Rafferty, and Nora Jones also saw playing time. Reyse Klier scored 13 points to lead St. Joe in scoring.

St. Mary’s was defeated by St. Joe in the 7th grade game 33 – 27. St. Mary’s trailed the entire game, 10 – 8 at the end of the first quarter; 14 - 12 at halftime; and 22 - 18 at the end of the third quarter.

Madison Stevens led St. Mary’s in scoring with 15 points. Kali Walker scored 5 points, Sarah McCorkle 4 points, and Nora Jones 3 points. Also seeing playing time were Lily Keepes, Isabella Jent, Ava Jent, and Ashlin Trail. Kyrstin Weiler led St. Joe in scoring with 11 points.

St. Mary’s Lady Rockets will host the New Hope Lady Panthers in WEAA Conference play next Tuesday, December 18th. There will be a C Game at 5:15pm, 7th Grade Game at 6pm, with the 8th Grade game to follow. It will be the last home game of the season for the Lady Rockets and will be 8th Grade Recognition Night. The following 8th grade Lady Rockets and their families will be introduced and recognized between the 7th and 8th grade games: Savannah Zimmerman, Eden Wankel, Lauren Hall, Anna Gill, Mady Young, Lexi Stevens, and Lindy Rafferty.