The Ss. Peter & Paul girls sixth grade basketball team captured the championship in the St. Peters of Marshall Tournament over the weekend by finishing 4-0.
The Lady Warriors, 5-0 on the season, opened the tournament Thursday night by beating Trinity 30-13.
In that game, the Lady Warriors led Trinity 20-9 at the half and 26-11 after three quarters of play.
Isabella Imhoff and Mabry Caton tied for the team-high for Ss. Peter & Paul with eight points. Ellie Nave chipped in four points while Addy Johnson, Lauren Thompson, Delaney Rowlett and Emerson Comegys each had two points.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Lori Rowlett said the girls came out and played very aggressive. “We played great team ball and a lot of girls contributed to the score,” Rowlett said.
In the second game against Lutheran School Association (LSA), the Lady Warriors prevailed by a score of 17-2.
Johnson, Caton and Hillary James each had four points in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul, who led LSA 9-2 at the half and 15-2 after three quarters of play.
Imhoff finished the game with three points while Comegys added two points.
“The girls started off very slow, but finally got into a rhythm right before halftime,” Rowlett said. “It was a scrappy game but our girls kept their composure and played their basketball.”
In the third game on Saturday, the Lady Warriors defeated Santa Fe 16-10.
Imhoff led all scorers in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 12 points while Nave and James chipped in two points each.
Ss. Peter & Paul trailed Santa Fe 3-2 after one but rallied back with a 4-3 advantage in the second quarter to tie the game at 6-all. The Lady Warriors also held a 19-4 scoring edge in the second half.
“It took us a long time to get going offensively, but our defense was solid the whole game.”
Meanwhile, in the championship game, Ss. Peter & Paul defeated Immanuel by a score of 13-9.
The Lady Warriors again trailed Imannuel 8-4 at the half and 9-6 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 7-0 advantage in the final period.
Imhoff paced all scorers in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul with five points. Caton chipped in four points while Lauren Thompson and Delaney Rowlett each had two points.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Lori Rowlett said as one of the players said, “We are like the Chiefs.”
“Seven out of nine points for Immanuel came from the free throw line,” Rowlett said. “We were making silly mistakes on defense and wasn’t running our offense constantly.”