STE. GENEVIEVE — The Valle Girls Basketball Tournament opened up Monday night with a round-robin format and the two Ste. Genevieve teams were winners. The boys’ teams played in the Crystal City Tournament, and Ste. Genevieve picked up its second win on the year.
The Ste. Genevieve Hunters started out slow against the Crystal City Lady Hornets, but going into the half the Hunters ran away with things and finally triumphed 55-45.
The score was 8-7 in favor of the Hunters after the first quarter, but late in the second quarter their press began to take effect and the Hunters jumped out to a 26-14 lead at the half, a lead they were able to maintain until the final buzzer.
“We got a little out of our press late in the second quarter,” said Ste. Genevieve coach Jeremy O’Brien. “They (Crystal City) got a little frustrated and started throwing the ball away.”
Kim Donovan led the Hunters in scoring with 19 points, Lindsay Rhodes scored 16, and Megan Hutson and Sara Flieg each had eight points. Kayla Helwig was top scorer for Crystal City with 15 points, and Teri Marler and Meagan Hudson each had 11 points.
Valle was able to dispose of their rival St. Vincent in a low-scoring game by a final score of 39-32. The high scorer for Valle was Kara Schilli with 14 points, and for St. Vincent it was Theresa Mattingly with 11 points.
The tournament will resume on Wednesday with Valle (1-0) facing Crystal City and Ste. Genevieve (2-0) playing St. Vincent.
Crystal City Tournament
CRYSTAL CITY — The Ste. Genevieve Dragons won out over Trinity by a score of 66-49 with the aid of three players scoring in double figures and two having double-doubles.
The Dragons were led by their juniors with Kyle Faulkner having 19 points and 11 rebounds, Jake Donze with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Garrett Ditch with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Valle Warriors did not are so well as they lost to Crossroads 52-29. The Warriors did not get loose in their first game until the fourth quarter when they scores 17 of their 29 points. Garrett Meyer led the team in scoring with six points, and Dan Rozier and Sean Odneal each scored five points.
Ste. Genevieve (2-0) will face St. Pius tonight in the second round, and Valle (0-1) will play the host team Crystal City.