Both the Saints Boys and Girls Basketball teams are off to a good start this season, notching wins in their first constests.
The girls notced their second win of the season to improve to 2-0 on the season, toppling the Central Springs Panthers 37-20 in a defensive battle.
The girls overcame a cold shooting night – going 5 for 30 over the last 3 quarters – with the help of their defense, by nabbing 11 steals to go along with 5 blocks.
“We’ve been playing playing pretty good defense in practice, so we can’t complain about that at all,” said head coach Scott Cakerice. “[The girls] are disappointed how the offense worked over the last three quarters. And as one of the girls said, we’ve got to come ready to practice tomorrow and get better. I like that attitude.”
The boys team kicked their season off Tuesday, beating the Panthers convincingly, 62-31.
The Saints shot out to a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, assisting on 17 of 25 made field goals throughout the game.
“It always feels good to get that first win off our backs,” said Senior Collin Kramer. “We’ve been working well together, and it worked out well tonight.”
Senior Ethan Kirchgatter led the way with 18 points, while Kramer and junior Erik Gerdts also scored in double digits to help lift the Saints.
Both teams travel to Belmond-Klemme Saturday for their next games.