What ended up being the back breaker for Mount Paran was a 14 0 run St. Francis started after Brown got hurt. The 8 0 run the Lady Knights had to start the fourth quarter didn't help either.
third and held to just two points in the period.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 10 2 lead to start the game, opening the scoring with back to back 3 pointers by Morrison and Brown. St. Francis, however, managed to fight Nike Air Force 1 Low Brown / Gum
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With Morrison contained, the second half started with seven straight St. Francis points, allowing the Lady Knights to go up by 14 points just 2 minutes into the second half.
Morrison, though, got hot following that eight point run and hit back to back 3 pointers to help the Mount Paran get within 12. But St. Francis answered with a jumper by Nichel Tampa, and Abby Grant's 3 pointer from the right wing on the following possession put the Lady Knights safely in front by 17.
The Knights dominated the boards against the Eagles (3 9, 1 5 Region 6A) throughout the game and outscored them 29 13 in the second half to take a 45 21 halftime lead.
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"We had to adjust some things and penetrate more (in the second half)," St. Francis coach Aisha Kennedy said. "We played their game in the first half and that didn't work for us."
KENNESAW As the first half was coming to an end Saturday, Bree Brown already had a double double with 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Mount Paran Christian was holding its own against defending Class A private school state champion St. Francis.
"Early in the fourth quarter, they had that run," Griffin said. "We learned more from these types of games than we do 30 point wins. You've got to play from beginning to end. We had a mental lapse and they went on a run."
The score was tied at 14 all at the end of the first, and St. Francis built a 20 16 lead early in the second before the Lady Eagles started denying points, forcing the Lady Knights to shoot 3s.
her right knee just before halftime, and she never returned.
Mount Paran (10 3, 4 1 in Region 6A) took a 23 22 lead late in the first half, after Que Morrison scored six straight points, but St. Francis (12 1, 4 0) went on a seven point run to end the half.
back by attacking the basket.
Griffin said Mount Paran's game plan coming into the game was to contain Grant, St. Francis' leading scorer and a Syracuse commitment. It worked in the first half, before Grant ended up scoring 10 in the second.
Mount Paran kept fighting and eventually cut it to 10 going into the fourth, with help from Nike Air Force One Low Black And White Emily Spillane, who scored all eight of her points in the third quarter.
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