Had they shot the ball like they did against Lapwai three days prior, the Lumberjack girls would have been positioned to get a win in their home opener with Lakeside Nov. 17.

Of St. Maries’ 50 shots, 11 fell through, and in the fourth quarter the Knights took advantage to hand Coach Gary Krumheuer’s squad a 31-45 loss.

“We gave Ashlee Holt (Lakeside) three open looks from the three point line and she hit all three to increase their lead to 12,” Coach Krumheuer said. “With the way we shot the ball that effectively ended the game for us.”

The two teams played to a three-point difference through three quarters before Lakeside pulled away, going into the fourth with St. Maries trailing 23-26.

“It was a pretty close game until the fourth quarter,” Lakeside Coach Chris Dohrman said. “Ashlee scored all 13 of her points. Kria Peters also added six of her eight in the fourth to help us pull away. We had a good game at St. Maries.”

Macie Rimel led the Jacks in scoring for the second consecutive game, putting up 11 points with a trio of three-point buckets.

“The girls are working hard trying to learn a new system,” Coach Krumheuer said. “When they do catch on we should see some better results in our overall gameplay.”

Upcoming: St. Maries (0-2 before Nov. 24 game vs. Priest River) travels to Wallace Tuesday, Dec. 1.

St. Maries 31, Lakeside 45

SM 5 9 9 8 31

LHS 5 14 7 19 45

Rimel – 11 pts., 5 reb., 3 st., 2 as., 1 blk; Badgett – 5 pts., 6 reb., 2 as., 4 st.; Christensen – 5 pts.; Mitchell – 4 pts.; Janssen – 2 pts.; McGreal – 2 pts., 2 st.; Hammond – 2 pts., 4 reb.; Miller – 5 reb.; Sines – 4 reb., 2 st.

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