Gael girls cruise

ALGONA – The fifth-ranked (Class 2A) St. Edmond girls basketball team passed another road test with flying colors Saturday afternoon.

Keeping their perfect season firmly intact, the Gaels (9-0 overall, 8-0 in the NCC) rolled to a 71-47 triumph over Bishop Garrigan.

“We saw a 1-3-1 (zone) defense for most of the game, but I thought our girls played pretty well against it,” said SEHS head coach Scott Messerly. “We only had 11 turnovers, which is always big on the road.”

Juniors Jaci Stumpf and Anna Yung each scored 21 points for St. Edmond, while senior Alli Huss netted 19. Stumpf also posted 10 assists and six rebounds, and Huss added 10 boards.

“The biggest difference for us was Jaci getting 21 points on 10-for-13 shooting, with a lot of those coming on jump shots,” Messerly said. “Anna was one of a few girls not feeling well (yesterday), but she stepped up had a nice game, too.”

For the Golden Bears (3-6, 3-4), Kristin Condoleon (15) and Taylor Hovey (11) led the offensive charge.

“We kind of found out that Garrigan has some pretty dangerous players in Condoleon and Hovey,” said Messerly. “Those two catch (the ball) and can get to the rim. I thought we beat a pretty good basketball team.”

The Gaels return to action Tuesday, hosting Humboldt (4-4, 4-3). Garrigan travels to Webster City (0-8, 0-7) on Tuesday.