GERVAIS, Ore.–With the game tied at 10 after rallying back from a 8-4 deficit, Gervais had forced momentum to be tossed back up into the air against St. Paul early in the second quarter between two undefeated rivals of the court.
“In the beginning we were being strong and we try to keep that movement onto the other quarters but it wasn’t our game so we’re going to take that into consideration and just practice hard,” said the Lady Cats Karina Ramos.
What happen shortly after Gervais knotted it up at 10 was that the Lady Buckaroos picked up the intensity more-so than they have up to the two-and-a-half-minutes or so into the second frame; causing the Lady Cats to turn it over and forcing Gervais into foul-able situations to make a once close game with momentum in the air, to more of a one-sided affair.
The result was St. Paul turning it into a 14-4 run and holding 35-18 lead by the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game.
“We knew that coming back into it we needed to strong strong and don’t let the game get to our head,” said St. Paul’s Logan Robinson. “So that being said…if we say it, we need to do it. So I think coming back in the second quarter, just keeping a positive head and keeping up and just playing our game. Playing basketball.”
The Lady Cats, whatever it may have been, couldn’t get out of their funk as the Lady Bucks kept momentum in their favor for the reminder of the game as St. Paul won 44-20; but serves well early in this season as Head Coach Kyle Buse and his crew won’t forget this night moving forward.
“Just a lot of mistakes happen, like I said it wasn’t our game, it wasn’t our night,” starts Ramos. “We’re just going to learn from that, work hard in practice and improve upon our mistakes and we’ll be alright.”
The win moves the Lady Bucks to 3-0, all three wins against 3A’s PacWest Conference with wins against Scio to start the season and Colton.
“Well, practice every day. Practice hard, come to every single practice we have, we need to take advantage of it,” said Robinson. “There’s not going to be another time, personally for me since I’m a senior, every time you get is all you can give.
“So make every practice, we work hard. We put it into the game and it’ll show at the end.”
St. Paul will take part in the Southwest Christian Tournament this weekend and will open up against New Hope Christian Friday at 6pm while Gervais will travel to Sheiridan Friday to play the Lady Spartans at 6pm.
BOYS RESULT- St. Paul 55, Gervais 49.
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