Roughriders Outlast Cardinals

St. Marys' Sydney Cisco fights for a rebound against New Bremen's Debbie Paul (24) Saturday in non-league action.
Sports Editor

For the first time since the 2009-2010 season, the St. Marys Roughriders varsity girls basketball team won its 11th regular season game Saturday, defeating New Bremen 57-46 in non-league action Saturday at St. Marys Memorial High School.

With today's win, the Roughriders have won four straight and nine of 11 overall on their way to an 11-4 record.

It was not easy to get to that win however, as the Cardinals beat the Roughriders at the boards in the first quarter, tying the game 9-9, but the Roughriders made a run to go up 19-14 until the Cardinals made a run to pull within one, 22-21 at the half.

During that first half, the Roughriders shot cold; shooting 8 of 34 from the field overall, but still maintained a one-point halftime lead.

However, St. Marys shooting improved, drastically, shooting 10 of 20 overall and six of nine from the 3-point line and Lindi Cisco shot three of three from beyond the arc and four of four in her first four attempts.

She scored 11 of the Roughriders' 18 points in the third quarter as St. Marys was aided by 10-3 run to pull away, 40-31.

Halfway through the fourth quarter, however, the Cardinals went on a 10-0 run, to pull within five, 46-41 with 3:39 left.

But the Roughriders pulled away with their excellent perimeter shooting as Erika Angstmann's 3-pointer, making it 49-41 with 2:48 left to play.

Sydney Cisco helped close the game out, going seven of eight from the free throw line to steal the game.

Sydney Cisco led the Roughriders with her best game of the season with season-high 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

With the Cardinals' inside presence giving Shania Taylor some problems, Angstmann stepped up her play with 13 points and eight rebounds. Taylor finished with nine points and seven boards.

Lindi Cisco scored 14 points, going four of four from the 3-point line.