By Brent Huelsmann
The St. Ann girls basketball team has dropped two of their past three contests as they defeated Hoffman, but fell to TSJ/ILS and Tamaroa/St. Bruno.
The Lady Saints suffered a close loss on November 21 to TSJ/ILS. After falling behind in the first half, the late rally by St. Ann fell short as TSJ/ILS took the 39-37 win.
The Lady Titans took a 9-4 lead after the first and led 19-9 at the halftime break. In the third, St. Ann closed the gap, as they outscored TSJ/ILS 12-10 in the frame. In the fourth, the Lady Saints fell just short, as they outscored TSJ/ILS 16-10 but lost by two points.
Colleen Jahnke led the way with 11 points for St. Ann. Hazel Konkel also finished in double figures with 10 points in the loss. Talanie Kozuszek finished with eight points, followed by Reese Varel with six points. Ruby Konkel rounded out the scoring with two points.
St. Ann picked up a 41-28 win over Hoffman on November 27. St. Ann fell behind in the first, and trailed 7-5 after one quarter of play. In the second, the Lady Saints took control as they outscored Hoffman 14-5 to take a 19-12 halftime lead. After the break, St. Ann continued to build their lead. The Lady Saints outscored Hoffman 14-10 in the third, and 8-6 in the fourth, to take a 41-28 win.
Hazel Konkel led the way with 14 points, followed by Ruby Konkel with 12 points. Kozuszek added eight points, and Jahnke finished with seven points.
St. Ann was back in action on November 29, as they hosted Tamaroa/St. Bruno. Tamaroa/St. Bruno took the lead in the first, and held on late as they defeated St. Ann 35-26. St. Ann fell behind 11-6 after one quarter of play. In the second, the Lady Saints chipped into the Tamaroa/St. Bruno lead, and trailed 15-11 at halftime. After the break, Tamaroa/St. Bruno controlled the action as they outscored St. Ann 10-9 in the third and 10-6 in the fourth to grab a nine point win.
Ruby Konkel led the way with 10 points in the win. Hazel Konkel and Kozuszek each finished with six points, while Jahnke scored two points in the loss. Ally Johannes and Reese Varel.