2018-02-01 / Sports

Saints Use Three-point Barrage To Overwhelm Bulldogs, Improve to 12-0

By Kevin R. Hess


St. Ignace junior Emily Coveyou (with ball) eyes the basket as she prepares to shoot early in the game against the Rudyard Bulldogs. St. Ignace junior Emily Coveyou (with ball) eyes the basket as she prepares to shoot early in the game against the Rudyard Bulldogs. The St. Ignace Saints ripped the nets for 11 three-point field goals en route to another dominating win, 82- 20 over the visiting Rudyard Bulldogs Thursday, January 25. The Saints offense put together what may have been its most complete performance of the season, showing balanced scoring from inside and out, and crisp ball movement, assisting on 24 of its 33 field goals. Five players scored in double figures, and seven players had at least seven points.

The Saints got started early as seven players scored in the first quarter, leading them to a 28-9 lead after the first frame. Freshman Hallie Marshall scored seven of her 12, and junior Emily Coveyou scored six of her game-high 19 in the first. Coveyou added nine in the second quarter as St. Ignace took a 51-16 lead into halftime.


Rudyard’s Cierra Molina (right) looks for an opening to drive the basketball around St. Ignace’s Keshia Davis Thursday, January 25, in St. Ignace. Molina scored six points. Rudyard’s Cierra Molina (right) looks for an opening to drive the basketball around St. Ignace’s Keshia Davis Thursday, January 25, in St. Ignace. Molina scored six points. The Saints’ hot shooting continued in the third quarter as they connected on five three-pointers from five different players. Rudyard had no answers and could only manage four points in the second half, much of which was played with a running clock. St. Ignace outscored the Bulldogs 31-4 in the half, securing its largest victory of the season.

Coveyou led five Saints in double figures with 19 points. Senior Linnie Gustafson had 13 points and Marshall had 12. Sisters Emmalee and Anna Hart contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, including five three-point field goals between them.

Cierra Molina and Jadyn Mesnard led the Bulldogs with six points each.

The Saints (12-0, 5-0 SAC) will travel to Pickford Tuesday, January 30, and to Sault Ste. Marie for a conference game Thursday, February 1.

Saints statistics: Emily Coveyou – 19 points, nine rebounds, three steals, two blocks; Linnie Gustafson – 13 points, three assists, two steals; Hallie Marshall – 12 points, four steals, three assists; Emmalee Hart – 11 points, six steals, three assists; Anna Hart – 10 points, four rebounds; Keshia Davis – eight points, 12 rebounds, three steals, two blocks; Tessa Shepard – seven points, five rebounds, six steals, six assists; Jessie Frazier – two points. Team: 33 field goals, 11 3-point field goals (E. Hart 3, A Hart 2, Shepard 2, Marshall 2, Gustafson, Davis), 5-8 free throws, 47 rebounds (25 offensive), 26 steals, 24 assists.

Bulldogs statistics: Cierra Molina – six points; Jadyn Mesnard – six points, Rachel Beelen – four points; Hannah Beelen – two points; Lane Clegg – two points. Team: 8 field goals, 1 3-point field goal (Molina), 3-5 free throws, 19 rebounds.

Maizey Brown Scores 22, Saints

JV Defeat Bulldogs 55-34

The Saints pulled away in the second half to defeat the Bulldogs 55-34 in junior varsity action. St. Ignace held a slim three-point advantage at halftime, but outscored the Bulldogs 36-18 in the second half to take home the victory. Freshman Maizey Brown led all scorers with 22 points, including five three-point field goals. Sophomore Emma Feleppa had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Jerzie Belleville added eight points and five steals.

Chesney Molina had 16 points and Lilly Germain had 13 to lead the Bulldogs. Molina and Germain made seven three-pointers between the two of them.

Saints JV statistics: Maizey Brown – 22 points, four steals; Emma Feleppa – 14 points, 10 rebounds; Jerzie Belleville – eight points, five rebounds, five steals; Kennedy Kammers – five points, nine rebounds, four assists; Courtney Frazier – four points, five steals; Olivia Champion – two points.

Bulldogs JV statistics: Chesney Molina – 16 points (four 3-point field goals); Lilly Germain – 13 points (Three 3-point field goals); Genevieve McKerchie – three points; Sara Beelen – two points.

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