The St. James girls basketball team (10-8, 1-1 FRC) traveled to Union for a Four Rivers Conference game of the season on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The Lady Tigers couldn't get their offense going in a 52-21 loss.
St. James got into a hole early against Union, as their offense was flat out of the gates. The Lady Tigers made just one shot from the field in the first quarter, adding one free throw in a three-point first. They were able to stay in the game at the end of the first thanks to strong defense, but they couldn't slow Union down for long.
The Lady Tigers just trailed 8-3 going into the second, but only managed to add four points in the second quarter. Union, meanwhile, found their shot. Kennedy Resser scored eight points in the second quarter, while Emily Webb and Megan Siedhoff each knocked down threes for the Lady Wildcats. Union scored 15 points in the second quarter to stretch their lead to 23-7 at the half.
St. James' best quarter offensively came in the third when they scored nine points, but it wasn't enough to close the gap against Union. The Lady Wildcats got five points from Julia Overstreet, as they went into the fourth quarter with a 36-16 lead. Union didn't slow down in the fourth, where they added another 16 points to run away with a 52-21 win.
Alyssa Rinehart and Mikaela Donnelly tied for the St. James lead in points with six in the loss. Rinehart added four rebounds and a steal, while Donnelly chipped in another two rebounds and a steal. Savanna Riccetti led the team in rebounds with eight to go along with one point.
St. James will look to find their shot again when they make the trip to Camdenton to face off against the host in the Lady Laker Shootout on Saturday, Jan. 27.