Saints basketball falls at districts
Both Vail Christian basketball teams’ seasons came to an end Thursday night at districts.
The girls went down to Norwood, 52-50, while the boys lost, 51-30, to Ridgway.
In the girls’ game, the Saints started slowly, trailing, 24-14, at the half. But, the Saints caught fire in the third, outscoring the Mavericks, 17-8.
“The story of the game was that we came out slow and our shots weren’t falling,” Saints girls coach Patrick Beaudine said. “We were getting good looks. We were down by 10 at the half and we stormed back. But we got in foul trouble in the fourth. We had four girls foul out.”
Rachel Glandorf finished with a team-high 24 points. Lauren Mutter had six and Danielle Cavanaugh five.
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It was much the same story for Sheldon Kuhns’ crew. The Saints boys team was down, 25-5, at the half, but as always, kept battling.
“In the second half, we played right with them,” Kuhns said. “We went into the game, trying to slow it down, playing possession by possession. We just couldn’t put the ball in the hoop. We caught fire in the second half, but it was too little, too late.”
Kyle Morris led the Saints with 15 points.
The building of Vail Christian basketball continues next season. Beaudine summed it up well about his team, and the same could be said for the boys’ side.
“The girls in the locker room were disappointed, but they’re also looking to next year,” he said. “The best is yet to come. Good things are ahead at Vail Christian.”