LAURENS - The St. Mary's girls basketball team was denied their fourth win of the season Tuesday night as Laurens-Marathon rallied for 17 fourth quarter points on their way to a 49-42 victory on their home court.
The Panthers led 27-25 at halftime, and 35-32 after three, but were unable to keep pace with the Chargers in the final frame.
St. Mary's opened on a 10-2 run, but the Chargers fought back to lead after one.
Lauren Link continued her hot streak, putting in a team high 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including 2-of-4 from three-point range. She added six steals.
Briley Sullivan added 13 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, Brooke Runneberg had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Allison Hofmaster had six points.
The Chargers were 18-of-47 (38%) from the field and 4-of-8 from three.
"We've really had a turnaround the last four games we've played," said Laurens-Marathon head coach Mike Ehn. "We've been playing hard. been playing aggressive on offense. We've been playing aggressive on defense. We had some girls step up. That's what you need to do to win a ball game."
Jasmine Demers turned in a game-high 22 for St. Mary's, hitting on 6-of-13 from the floor. She added 16 rebounds and six steals. Mackenzie Laven had six points and six boards, Annie Flynn had six points, and Emily Ivey had five points.
The Panthers were held to 14-of-53 (26%) from the floor.
St. Mary's falls to 3-5 with the loss and will be at LeMars Gehlen tonight to end their 2012 portion of the schedule. They resume play on January 4th at South Central Calhoun. The Chargers improve to 2-7 with the win and are off until the 4th when they visit East Sac County.