St. Paul tops Edison

Lady Flyers now 11-6 on the season
Cary Ashby
Feb 5, 2014

 

Make that four in a row for St. Paul.

The Lady Flyers started strong and never looked back Tuesday in a 61-44 non-league win over the Edison Lady Chargers at the St. Paul Convocation Center.

St. Paul coach Vicky Mahl said she thought her team had its moments in winning its fourth consecutive game.

“And it’s a good time of the year to do that,” she said.

The Lady Flyers improved to 11-6 overall.

“I thought everybody did a good job. Everybody played tough. It was a good win,” Mahl said.

Edison fell to 4-15 for the season.

“That second group, they were hungrier than the first group. It was nice to see them play hard. That second group was the only bright light we had,” coach Tracey Moyer said.

Moyer said she thought the Lady Chargers turned a corner Monday in the 57-50 win over Monroeville, but she didn’t see that momentum translate to Tuesday’s game.

“It was a disappointing first half, considering what we did (Monday),” she said.

St. Paul used four players to take a 14-4 lead to end the first quarter. The Lady Flyers took a 29-15 advantage going into halftime.

Edison narrowed St. Paul’s lead down to eight points about halfway through the third quarter, but the Lady Flyers outlasted them in the period, 20-18, for a 49-33 lead.

The Lady Chargers tried to keep it close in the final stanza, but even with both coaches substituting, the Lady Flyers used a 12-11 advantage to grab the win.

St. Paul senior Bella Stoll led the way with 18 points. She was 9-of-13 from the floor.

Three more Lady Flyers also hit double digits. Senior Elise Nickoli had 12 points while classmate Lydia Ott and freshman Ashley Painley each added 11. 

Ott grabbed six rebounds and five steals.

Nickoli snagged three rebounds and four steals.

Edison junior Brianna Pittenger scored 11 points.

In jayvee action, the Lady Chargers used the momentum at the end of the third quarter to take home a 38-29 win. 

As time expired in the third period, freshman Jill Danda hit a three-point shot at the buzzer to tie the game at 22. The Lady Chargers then outscored the Lady Flyers in the final quarter, 16-7, for the win.

Edison junior Megan Dunnavant led the scoring attack with 10 points. Danda and fellow freshman Kelsey Schuster each added seven.

For St. Paul, junior Maddie Carabin had eight points. 

St. Paul goes to New London for a Firelands Conference game Thursday. The Lady Flyers are 8-3 in the FC.

Edison hosts Huron in a Sandusky Bay Conference contest Thursday. The Lady Chargers are 2-9 in league play.

Boxscores

Varsity

Edison 44

Hill 2-5-9, Dunnavant 0-3-3, Sanabria 1-2-4, Pittenger 5-0-11, Imus 1-0-2, Stoll 2-0-4, Lonabarger 2-1-5, Mollohan 3-0-6. Totals 16-11-44

St. Paul 61

Stoll 9-0-18, Painley 5-0-11, Nickoli 5-2-12, Ott 4-2-11, Lukasko 2-0-4, Chandler 1-1-3, Roth 1-0-2. Totals 27-5-61

Score by quarter

Edison 4 11 18 11—44

St. Paul 14 15 20 12—61