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Saints Win Four Of Five

The St. Ann boys basketball picked up four wins in their past five games, continuing their strong season, moving their record to 7-3 on the season. The Saints picked up wins against Hoyleton and St. Libory, before picking up a win over CLS/St. Andrew (Murphysboro) in the NCHS Feeder School Shootout.

The Saints used a big second half to blowout Hoyleton 49-15 on November 8. A nine point lead at the half, quickly ballooned as the Saints outscored Hoyleton 13-4 in the third quarter, and 16-0 in the fourth. The Saints were led by Logan Eversgerd with 18 points. Nick Miller finished with nine points, followed by Brayden Bauza, Kaden Linkey, and Quintin Loquasto who each finished six points. Luke Pedtke and Aaron Stanowski each finished with two points to round out the scoring.

The Saints picked up a close win 45-42 win over St. Libory on November 10. St. Ann took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter, but St. Libory came back to take a five point halftime lead. St. Ann came back in the second half, taking a a two point lead into the final stanza. In the fourth, St. Ann was able to hold on for a three point victory. Eversgerd finished with 14 points to lead the Saints. Eversgerd was joined in double figures by Miller with 12 points, and Pedtke with 10 points. Stanowski added six points, and Bauza scored three points in the win.

St. Ann picked up a comeback win over St. Andrew (Murphysboro) in the NCHS Feeder School Shootout. The Saints fell behind early, but was able to use a big fourth quarter to pull out a 24-19 win. St. Ann faced a six point halftime defecit, but outscored St. Andrew 17-6 in the second half to take the win. Miller led Nashville with 15 points. Bauza chipped in four points, while Stanowski and Kujawa each finished with two points. Eversgerd finished with one point to round out the scoring.

The Saints winning streak came to an end against Centralia St. Mary with a 60-42 loss on November 15. St. Ann fell behind early as they were outscored 27-10 in the first quarter. Centralia St. Mary extended their lead at half, as they went into the break with a 43-19 lead. In the second half, the Saints were able to cut into the lead, but could not come all the way back. Miller led the Saints with 20 points in the loss. Eversgerd added 12 points, followed by Stanowski with four points. Bauza and Linkey each scored two points, while Kujawa and Tommy Herzog each finished with one point.

The Saints got back on the winning track with a narrow 27-26 victory over Hoffman on November 17. St. Ann took an early four point lead after the first, but Hoffman trimmed the lead to just one at the break. Hoffman continued to put pressure on the Saints in the third, as they took the lead, and held a two point advantage going into the final stanza. In the fourth, the Saints were able to take the lead for good, and escape with a one point victory. Miller led St. Ann with 15 points in the game. Eversgerd added 10 points, while Stanowski scored one point in the win.