Late run lifts SE girls

WEBSTER CITY – Despite a lackluster performance for most of the game, the St. Edmond girls basketball team pulled away late for a 60-41 North Central Conference victory over Webster City Tuesday night.

Up by just two points entering the fourth quarter, the league-leading Gaels (17-2 overall, 15-2 NCC) outscored the Lynx 27-10 down the stretch en route to their fifth straight win.

“We just weren’t real sharp for the first three quarters,” SEHS head coach Scott Messerly said. “Our girls didn’t play with a lot of intensity (Tuesday).”

Alli Huss, a junior, paced the Gaels with a game-high 22 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.

“Alli stepped up and scored 14 of her points in the second half,” said Messerly. “Our offense was pretty balanced.”

Sophomores Jaci Stumpf (14) and Anna Yung (12) both scored in double figures, as well, for St. Edmond. Stumpf also contributed eight assists, seven boards and two steals, while Yung added eight rebounds and eight assists.

“The final score looks a lot easier than it was, but Webster City played well,” Messerly said. “We’ll take this win, though, and move on.”

Rachel Kauffman finished with 10 points for the Lynx (2-16, 2-13), while Mikala Harrill tallied nine.

Next action for the Gaels is Thursday at Pocahontas Area.