Roughriders Rout Cougars

St. Marys Sydney Cisco jogs down the court in Thursday's Western Buckeye League game against Van Wert. Cisco nailed three 3-pointers in the 64-31 win.
Sports Editor

Thursday night was a much better shooting night for the St. Marys Roughriders varsity girls basketball team as they defeated Van Wert with ease, 64-31 in Western Buckeye League action.

On Tuesday, the Riders shot just 25 percent in the first half on the road against Delphos St. John's, Thursday was a much different story, as St. Marys shot 44 percent in the first half, leading to a 29-11 halftime lead.

Overall, the Roughriders shot 42.6 percent from the field, including 8 of 23 (37 percent) from the 3-point line.

Rebounding was key again for the Riders, who grabbed 21 boards in the first half, allowing St. Marys to have second chance points and force Van Wert into one-shot situations.

Erika Angstmann led the Riders with 15 points and seven rebounds. Shania Taylor scored eight points and grabbed four boards. Sydney Cisco was 3 of 7 from beyond the arc, adding nine points and six rebounds on the night.

Makayla Koch and Makenna Mele both came off the bench to add seven points.