St. Maries’ girls basketball team found its offense last week and strung together five quarters of outscoring opponents.

But only one of those quarters was in a district loser-out game with Orofino.

And after running out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead over the Maniacs, the scoring touch faded; and the Lumberjacks’ season with it.

Macie Rimel and Mackenzie Hammond tallied eight points apiece and St. Maries played its final game that ended in a 32-28 deficit.

Orofino advanced to a best-of-three series with Grangeville, beginning Monday. The Bulldogs took game one 49-24 and had a chance to sweep the Maniacs Feb. 11.

St. Maries 32, Orofino 38

SM 17 4 6 5 32

OHS 6 9 13 10 38

Rimel 8 pts.; Hammond 8 pts.; Holder 6 pts.; Watkins 4 pts.; Sines 4 pts.; Badgett 2 pts.

The team hosted Genesis Prep for a home finale Feb. 4 and opened a 24-1 lead after the first frame.

“It was a good way to end the regular season in front of the girls’ friends and family,” Coach Kimberly O’Connor said. “The girls played aggressively and with non-stop hustle. Coach Wickard and I were very proud of all the girls.”

St. Maries went 16-16 from the foul line and went on to win the game 69-15.

St. Maries 69, Genesis Prep 15

SM 24 18 19 8 69

GP 1 5 3 6 15

Holder 12 pts., 5 reb., 2 st.; Badgett 8 pts.; Rimel 6 pts., 3 st.; Christensen 6 pts., 4 reb.; Mitchell 8 pts., reb.; Miller 8 pts., 3 reb.; Martin 6 pts., 4 reb.; Chappell 6 pts.; Ventura 5 pts.; Sines 4 pts.; Koser 4 reb., 3 st.; McGreal 2 st.

St. Maries finishes its season with a 6-14, 3-1 CIL record.

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