St. Paul girls roll to a pair of wins
The St. Paul girls basketball team is off to a fast start to the 2017-2018 season after opening with decisive wins over Scio and Colton last week.
The Bucks forced 27 turnovers in a 47-22 victory in their season opener at Scio on Nov. 29.
Sophomore Erin Counts led the team with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Emma Connor had 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Isabelle Wyss also notched 11 points. The Bucks held Scio to 22 percent shooting from the field and outrebounded the Loggers by a 35-22 margin.
Wyss then exploded for a 27 point, 11 rebound performance in 55-33 road win over Colton. Counts made up for a subpar shooting night with a solid all-around game, scoring 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds, eight assists, five steals and one block.
St. Paul travels to face Gervais at 6 p.m. Wednesday (results not available at press time) and New Hope Christian at 3 p.m. Friday.
Scio 50, St. Paul 34 — Junior Jaidyn Jackson paced the Bucks with 17 points in the season opener Nov. 29, but Scio (1-1) pulled away by limiting St. Paul to 12 points in the second half.
St. Paul 64, Colton 52 — Jackson poured in 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists to lead the Bucks (1-1) to a road victory Friday. Campbell Smith collected 15 points and 15 rebounds, as St. Paul outrebounded the Vikings 56-34. Justin Herberger added 11 points.
The Bucks travel to Gervais Wednesday (results not available at press time) and New Hope Christian Friday before playing their first home game of the season Dec. 12, which will be a rematch versus Colton (0-2).
South Salem 52, Newberg 35 — Sophomore Reneé Lee led the Tigers with 13 points and Maddie DeVerna added 12 in the road loss Friday.