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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grizz girls ambushed at St. Mary's

 Posted: 2:00 AM January 09, 2014

The St. Mary's girls basketball team used big second and third quarters to run away with a 58-35 victory over Ashland in nonleague action Wednesday.

Emily Alvarez scored a season-high 20 points for the Crusaders (8-2), who jumped out to an 11-8 lead after the first quarter and went on a 17-7 surge to end the first half. She knocked down three 3-pointers.

Rose Alvarez chipped in nine points and Viv Juncal eight points.

Georgia Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds and Hanna Greenberg eight boards for Ashland (5-6), which turned the ball over 37 times and was outscored 16-9 in the third.

"Our press was effective," St. Mary's head coach Richard Vasey said. "The kids did a great job on defense."

ASHLAND (35) — Williams 10, Rodriques 1, Patton 3, Greenberg 2, Teixeira 4, Dunn 8, Sukles 5, Walker 2, Kasiah 0, Tilley 0, Altig 0, Read 0, Rooney 0, Lenthe 0. Totals: 11 11-19 35.

ST. MARY'S (58) — Weiland 4, E. Alvarez 20, M. Vasey 5, R. Alvarez 9, Martin 3, Juncal 8, E. Vasey 6, Rothfus 3, Barnum 0, Miller 0. Totals: 21 12-21 58.

Ashland 8 7 9 11 — 35

St. Mary's 11 17 16 14 — 58

3-point goals — Ashland 2 (Williams 1, Dunn 1), St. Mary's 4 (E. Alvarez 3, R. Alvarez 1). Fouled out — Rothfus, Greenberg.


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