G-T sends SLSM girls to fourth straight loss
Defending 1A champ Graettinger-Terril (2-1) kept the St. Mary's girls basketball team winless Monday, beating the Panthers 72-24 in their home opener at the Panther Pit.
The Knights got 23 points and five rebounds from Theresa Petersen and led 16-7 after the first quarter, 38-16 at halftime and 50-19 going into the final stanza.
Rylee Paterson led the way for St. Mary's with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Emily Mohr added eight points, while Jen Dimig had three and Anyssa Lenhart two. The Panthers were without Melanie Snyder, who is expected to be eligible after this week.
"Rylee did a good job on the boards tonight," said Panthers coach Herb Besaw. "Emily played great for just being a freshman, she handled the ball pretty well for us. We made some adjustments (to G-T's full-court press) at halftime and played pretty good in the second half.
"We shot a better field goal percentage tonight but didn't get as many shots up. I think once we get some game time underneath us, we'll be able to make some adjustments in practice and get headed in the right direction.
"This is our first home game, too, and that makes it tough on a young team."
St. Mary's (0-4) goes to Ruthven-Ayrshire tonight.