St. Paul girls beat Joseph, advance to semis
The No. 1-ranked St. Paul girls basketball team picked up a narrow victory over No. 9 Joseph in Baker City on Thursday, beating the Eagles 42-37 to advance to the 1A state semifinals.
The Buckaroos (28-0) won the game with defense, but it was junior Isabelle Wyss leading the way on offense once again with a team-high 13 points. She was supplemented by nine points from senior Emma Connor and eight from junior Erin Counts.
St. Paul held Joseph to just under 29 percent shooting on the afternoon, forcing 13 turnovers in the process. The Bucks overcame a strong fourth quarter by the Eagles – one that the underdog ended up winning 14-7.
Next up for St. Paul is a semifinal matchup with No. 12-seed Damascus Christian. The game – played at Baker High School – tips off at 4:15 p.m. Friday, with broadcast coverage on the OSAA Radio Network.