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Female Flyers fall to Lady Tomcats 50-46 in overtime

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

This game could have gone either way. It went the wrong way.

The St. Joseph Female Flyers went to overtime before losing 50-46 to the Trimble Lady Tomcats on Saturday.

The deciding factor proved to be free throws. Trimble made 12-of-25 while the Female Flyers only converted 3-of-13.

“We didn’t make our free throws, but Trimble played really well. They gave a good effort and they deserved to win,” said St. Joseph coach Nick Miller.

Lynsey Booker had a big game in defeat for St. Joseph (3-3). She had 21 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 assists. Megan Riley added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Trimble (3-3) was led by Morgan Murphy with 19 points and Nikki Kish with 18.

The game was tied 13-13 after the first quarter as Riley had 6 points and Booker 5 while Kish and Murphy scored 6 each.

Each team scored 10 points in the second quarter and the game remained tied at the half, 23-23.

Morgan Turner scored all 5 of her points in the third quarter as St. Joseph took a 34-31 lead.

Booker had 6 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough as Trimble rallied to tie the game at 43.

The Lady Tomcats used balanced scoring in overtime to get the win.

St. Joseph visits Fairview, Ky., at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Trimble 13 10 8 12 7 = 50

St. Joseph 13 10 11 9 3 = 46

TRIMBLE (3-3): Kaitlyn Spears 1 1 1-2 6, Morgan Murphy 5 1 6-10 19, Callen Campbell 0 0 0-0 0, Sydney Hardy 0 0 0-0 0, Nikki Kish 8 0 2-7 18, Payton Dixon 0 0 0-0 0, Morgan Azbell 0 0 0-0 0, Emily Wood 2 0 3-6 7, Skylar Moore 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 2 12-25 50. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: None.

ST. JOSEPH (3-3): Alyson Johnson 2 0 0-0 4, Ashley Bartram 3 0 0-0 6, Ashlee Blankenship 1 0 0-0 2, Grace Miller 0 0 0-2 0, Lynsey Booker 9 0 3-6 21, Megan Riley 4 0 0-2 8, Morgan Turner 1 1 0-3 5, Natalie Heaberlin 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-58 3-13 46. 3-point goals: 1-9. Rebounds: 7-O, 17-D = 24 (Booker 8, Riley 5). Assists: 7 (Booker 3, Turner 2, Johnson 2). Steals: 20 (Booker 7, Turner 4, Riley 3, Johnson 3). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: None.