SV girls use defense to get past Naylor


The St. Vincent girls basketball team has gotten off to a good start to their season.
The top-seed Indians dispatched of eight seed Naylor 78-23 in the opening round of the Fredericktown Tournament on Monday.
“It was an all-around good game and the girls shared the ball really well,” St. Vincent coach Mel Kirn said.
St. Vincent had five players in double figures in the scorebook, as Rylee Robinson had 21, Haley Emmendorfer and Allie Patrick had 13, Cailyn Prost had 11, and Regan Meyer had 10 points.
“It means they are sharing the ball and finding the open player,” Kirn said.

The Indians shot the ball much better against Naylor than they had in the opening game against Advance, where St. Vincent made just two threes in a victory. Against Naylor, St. Vincent went 10-30 from three point range and shot 60 percent from inside the arc.
Kirn also credited the defense for a bunch of transition points and collecting 24 steals in the game. Allie Patrick led the team with seven and Mallory Parick had six.
“We wanted to push the ball up the floor and we did a really good job of that. The fast break helped the Indians’ offense that started slow with 11 points in the opening quarter.
St. Vincent went on to score 20 or more points in each of the final three quarters.
St. Vincent (2-0) will take on Cuba Thursday at 5:30 p.m.