Lady Bulldogs down St. Ed’s
Iota outscored St. Edmund 12-5 in the fourth quarter as the Lady Bulldogs earned a 37-22 win over the Lady Jays.
It was a defensive struggle from the opening tipoff as Iota battled to a 7-5 first quarter lead.
Leah Hebert hit two free throws and Avery Young followed with a jumper as Iota led 4-0.
Savannah DeVillier scored in the lane for the first Lady Jay points.
Young added three points with a free throw and a lay-up for the Lady Dogs.
Mary Helen Miller drilled a trey with 37 seconds left as the Lady Jays closed the gap to 7-5 as the game moved to the second quarter.
St. Edmund tied the game 7-7 with 5:43 left in the half on a baseline jumper by Greta Miller.
Brinna Hebert and Ella Jabusch added buckets to push Iota ahead, 11-7.
DeVillier score in the lane to close the gap to two points.
Hebert scored a free throw to give the Lady Dogs a 12-9 advantage with 1:21 left in the period.
Greta Miller scored on a second-chance bucket and DeVillier later scored in the lane to give the Lady Jays a 13-12 lead.
Hebert drilled a jumper with four seconds left to give Iota a 14-13 lead at intermission.
A three-pointer by Young followed by a lay-up off a steal by Emily Hebert pushed Iota’s lead to 19-13.
The two teams continued to battle as DeVillier and Greta Miller scored buckets between a drive in the lane by Iota’s Brinna Hebert.
Leah Hebert and Young scored inside the lane to give the Lady Doga a 25-17 advantage late in the third period.
Julia Zaunbrecher opened the fourth quarter with a free throw for the Lady Jays, but Emily Hebert answered with a bucket to push Iota ahead 27-18.
A free throw by DeVillier was followed by a lay-up by Iota’s Young.
St. Edmund continued to exchange free throws for buckets as Mary Helen Miller hit one from the charity stripe and Young followed with a drive in the lane.
Iota went on a 7-0 run to seal the win, sparked by four points from Young.
Mary Helen Miller scored on a last second shot to close the gap to 37-22.
Young led Iota with 18 points, while Leah Hebert added eight points.
St. Edmund will entertain South Cameron at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
DeVillier led St. Ed’s with nine points. Mary Helen Miller and Greta Miller scored six points each.