The Ste. Genevieve Lady Dragons Basketball team matched up with longtime foe North County (10-3) Monday Night in what played out to be another epic battle between the two teams. Since 2009 The Ste. Gen Girls have gone 7-15 against The Raiders, yet in the last couple years Ste. Gen has managed to turn the tide, going 4-2 since the ’18-19 season.
The Ladies from Ste. Genevieve have been on a tear since the new year, winning the last eight games. The Dragons kept that win streak alive as they earned a 71-60 win over North County, behind 21-point performances from Megan Aubuchon and Sydney Bumgardaner.
Ste. Gen got outplayed in the first quarter with North County grabbing an early lead. Aubuchon and Maci Reynolds led The Dragons dropping five points apiece, but it was North County taking a 22-15 lead heading into the second quarter.
Ste. Gen got fired up and answered right back in the second. Marysa Flieg and Bumgardaner got in on the action coming up with big buckets, as Aubuchon dropped four more of her own, pulling within two of North County before heading into the halftime break.
Ste. Genevieve started the third quarter off with the Bumgardaner Show as the fan favorite scored 10 of her 21 points and was responsible for half f Ste. Gen’s points. Then Abby Moore, who had a quiet first half, came out of the woodwork in the third, nailing a big bucket from the field and two more from the charity stripe. Aubuchon drained six more points and the Dragons outscored North County 20-15 in the quarter. This put Ste. Genevieve up 48-45 going into the final eight minutes of the game.
It was all Ste. Genevieve in the fourth quarter. The team made 13 free-throws down the stretch and outscored North County 23-15 in the final frame to seal the 71-60 win and extend their win streak to nine!
“It was a tough game, but I think we played through it pretty well,” said Aubuchon.
Aubuchon along with Bumgardaner scored 21 points for Ste. Genevieve while Reynolds and Flieg added in 13 and 10 points, respectively. The always dependable Moore finished the game with six points, all in the second half.
“We never gave up and pushed until the very end,” said Moore.
Ste. Gen Matches up against Postosi on January 28th at home and will look to extend their winning streak to double digits. Tip-off is at 7:00pm.