The Lady Dragons faced a tough challenge on Monday night going up against 6A state contender Rock Bridge. While Ste. Genevieve got within striking distance of the Bruins, Rock Bridge came out on top with the 60-44 win.
Ste. Genevieve got off to a rocky start, scoring just six points in the opening quarter and looking at a 17-6 deficit heading into the second.
The Dragons offense got a big push in the second quarter from Maci Reynolds, scoring seven of her 12 points in the eight minute span. She, along with help from Megan Aubuchon and Abby Moore helped Ste. Genevieve pulled-out a 16-point quarter and make it a 30-22 deficit heading into halftime.
Things took a turn in the third quarter; Ste. Genevieve spread the ball around more and got scoring from Reynolds, Aubuchon, Schwent, and Bumgardaner. But, the offense of Rock Bridge was hard to stop as they got a combined 17 points from six different players to extend their lead out to 47-36 heading into the final quarter of play.
That 11-point lead would be just enough for the Bruins to take the win.
Megan Aubuchon and Marysa Flieg were the only Dragons to score in the fourth quarter, while Rock Bridge added 13 more points to their score and ended up taking the 60-44 win.
Aubuchon led the way for Ste. Genevieve with 17 points while going 7-9 from the free-throw line.
“Megan Aubuchon has come leaps and bounds since her freshman year,” said head coach Jordanna walk. “She’s figuring out that she can do a lot more than what she thought she was capable of. Proud of her progress.”
“I liked playing against Rockbridge because it was a completely new team and we just went and had fun playing basketball. I drove more than I usually do, which drew more fouls and I got to shoot free throws,” said Aubuchon about the game on Monday.
Another big contributor for the Dragons was Abby Moore, adding in five points and sinking one of the team’s two three-pointers on the night.
“I think that Abby has stepped up defensively and is a force underneath. She’s everywhere. She’s got no fear right now,” said head coach Jordanna Walk.
“I think we played physical and that game will make us a lot better when it’s go time in February,” explained Moore.