Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lady Saints rally to win All "A" 10th Region tourney for the first time

The St. Patrick Lady Saints scored the last seven points of the game and outscored the Paris Lady Hounds 30-13 in the second half to win 46-41 today in the championship game of the All "A" 10th Region tournament at Deming. It's the Lady Saints' first All "A" region title. Paris led 28-16 at the half. The Lady Saints pulled to within five at 32-27 at the end of the third quarter. St. Patrick started the fourth quarter on an 8-3 run to tie the game at 35-35. A basket by Anovia Byars gave Paris a 41-39 lead with 3:11 to play. That was the last time Paris scored. Katelyn Yeary hit two free throws to tie it at 41-41. Chelsea Douglas put the Lady Saints ahead for good at 43-41 with 2:12 to go. St. Patrick had suffered close losses in the championship game each of the last two years. Lydia Hamilton led St. Patrick in scoring with 17 points. Douglas added 10 points. Hamilton was named Academic All-Region. Douglas, Brooke Mosler and Allison Tolle were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Lady Saints will play Newport Central Catholic in the Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. at Eastern Kentucky University's McBrayer Arena. The Lady Saints are right back in action Monday night at home against Lewis County.

SP (8-8) Hamilton 17, Douglas 10, Mosler 7, McKay 5, Yeary 4, Tolle 3
P (9-6) Crain 12, Tye 10, Byars 7, Sims, Chenault 4, Harris 2

SP 08 08 11 19-46
P 09 19 04 09-41

(Photo credit: Toby Mosler)

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