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MYRTLE POINT — The undefeated St. Mary's girls basketball team rode the strong play of junior leaders Emily Alvarez and Lillian Martin to defeat Myrtle Point, 44-25, in nonleague play on Wednesday.
Martin turned in 18 points, including a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter to help fend off the Bobcats. The Crusaders (5-0) led 24-8 at halftime, but Myrtle Point (1-1) drew within nine points during the third quarter.
Alvarez, who scored 16 points, knocked down three straight 3-pointers to start the game and finished with four triples.
Martin was fouled while attempting a 3 and buried all three of her ensuing free-throw attempts to help seal the win.
Viv Juncal added six points and Elise Vasey led St. Mary's in rebounding.
"To come in here on the road in a tough environment, our kids responded well," St. Mary's head coach Richard Vasey said. "It was an aggressive game and the kids kept their composure. When a kid needed to make a play they did."
Caitlyn Robison led Myrtle Point with eight points.
ST. MARY'S (44) — Martin 18, Alvarez 16, DeBoer 0, Console 0, Eaton 0, Juncal 6, Vasey 3, Ramsay 0, Rothfus 1. Totals: 14 9-11 44.
MYRTLE POINT (25) — Meyer 2, Stidham 2, Hermann 4, Robison 8, Newton 5, Henshaw 4, Canaday 0. Totals: 10 5-5 25.
St. Mary's 17 7 9 11 — 44
Myrtle Point 6 2 11 6 — 25
3-point goals — St. Mary's 6 (Alvarez 4, Martin 2).
JV score — Myrtle Point 44, St. Mary's 42.