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Saints, Lady Eagles get wins in St. Bernard Christmas Tournament

CULLMAN - Things got off to a rocky start for Vinemont when the Eagles took on a hot-shooting St. Bernard team. The Saints were money from the floor, burning up the nets and taking a 21-5 advantage after eight minutes of play.

St. Bernard picked up in the second right where it left off in the first. The hot shooting and tenacious defense from the Saints allowed them to extend their lead to 20 at the half. Vinemont played hard in the second half, cutting into the Saints' lead, but the Eagles were unable to get closer than 16, falling by a final of 53-33.

St. Bernard moves on to play J.B. Pennington at 4:45 p.m. Friday in the championship match. Vinemont will play Southeastern at 2:15 p.m. in the consolation game.

STATS
St. Bernard

  • Christian Peterson 18
  • Caleb Guthery 10
  • Elijah Price 7
  • Alec von Thuelen 4
  • Gavin Whaley 4
  • Chanh Pham 3 
  • David Kim 3
  • Carson Holmes 2
  • Luis Zatarain 2
     

Vinemont

  • Katch Johnson 13
  • Hudson Wood 6
  • Mitchell Ford 4
  • Adam Dunn 3
  • Blake Ray 2
  • Connor Handley 2
  • Lucas Miller 2
  • Jack Hill 1

Vinemont 57, St. Bernard 39 (Girls)

It was all Vinemont from the opening tip to the final buzzer, with the Lady Eagles taking care of business against St. Bernard.

Sadie Stanley was locked in with laser-like precision in the first, draining a trifecta of 3-point shots. The onslaught kept the Lady Saints back on their heels and helped Vinemont to a 15-11 advantage at the end of one.

Vinemont poured it on in the second quarter. The Lady Eagles buried their open shots while keeping a press on St. Bernard that caused turnovers and led to easy transition points. Vinemont extended its lead to 15, to take a 34-19 lead to the half.

The halftime break did nothing to slow down the momentum; the Lady Eagles continued to apply pressure in the third, ballooning the lead to 25 heading to the fourth, when they put it in cruise control, easily taking the victory by a final of 57-39.

Vinemont will play Cleveland Friday at 2:15 p.m. for the girls' championship, while St. Bernard will play at 1 p.m. vs. Southeastern for third place.

STATS
Vinemont

  • Sadie Stanley 23
  • Madysen Hacker 13
  • Bailey Preiss 7
  • Valarie Stacks 6
  • Kortnee Chaffin 6
  • Kanasta Daniel 2

St. Bernard

  • Emma Tafazoli 23
  • Ashley Duke 10
  • Claire Sanders 5
  • Macy Whaley 1

Other scores 
Cleveland 65, Southeastern 57 (Girls)
Pennington 75, Southeastern 71 (Boys)

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