Tupper leads the way with 15 points as St. Helens falls 43-41 to Hood River

After falling big to Hillsboro, St. Helens responded the next night by putting together their best offensive effort of the season in a nail-biting 43-41 loss at home to Hood River.

Ultimately, St. Helens couldn't overcome a massive third-quarter push from the visiting Eagles, who scored 19 points in the period to keep things close, and went on a 7-0 run to finish the game with a two-point win.

Senior guards Nicole Harcourt and Rianne Tupper finally got on track, combining for 27 of the Lions' points. Junior Emily Nolette led the way on the boards with four rebounds, as St. Helens out-rebounded the competition for the first time this year.

Head coach Billy McKinney was pleased with the effort, in spite of the loss. The team started to heat up from the outside, and with post Lucy Kyle-Milward scheduled to return to practice on Monday, things are looking up for St. Helens.

The Lions will have the next week off before taking on Churchill at 5:30 p.m. at Dallas High School, as part of the Dallas Tournament.


Hood River 43, St. Helens 41

HRV 8 8 19 8

SHL 4 14 13 10

St. Helens: Tupper 15, Harcourt 12, Bartolomucci 3, Reardon 2, Nollette 2, Amick 2, Cochran 2, Capelle 2, Roth 1

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