Saints girls have no trouble getting past Northwood, improve to 6-5

Coach Brian Birkedal looks on as his team drives the ball to the hoop. The Saints notched their first win of 2018, improving their record to 6-5 on the season. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson

Northwood— The girls basketball team improved their record to above .500 Tuesday, beating Northwood convincingly by a score of 54-29.

The Saints jumped out to a 20-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and didn’t look back.

Freshman Hali Anderson led the Saints in just about every stat. She finished 21 points, 5 rebounds (4 offensive), 5 assists, 5 steals and hit the team’s only 3-pointer. Anderson has already proven she can contribute in her first season playing varsity, scoring an impressive 12.5 points per game to go along with 3. 8 assists per game.

Molly Jenkins looking to pass to an open teammate. The Junior grabbed 6 rebounds to go with 8 points Tuesday. Ej Photo/Travis Charlson

Elizabeth Jenkins scored 11 points from the post, and added 8 rebounds before sitting down in the third-quarter with an ankle injury. Jenkins has been a menace on defense for the Saints, and is in second place in the State of Iowa for blocked shots with 5.8 per game this season.

Other scorers for the Saints were Molly Jenkins, 8 points; Brooklyn Hackbart, 6 points; Sam Hemann, 4 points; Hannah Patterson, 4 points.

  The Saints will play their next game at home on Friday against Newman-Catholic (5-5), who will be looking to get back on track after  dropping two in a row before the break

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