Basketball (W)

Patrice Tonge led the Patriots with 14 points against Lindsey Wilson.Patrice Tonge led the Patriots with 14 points against Lindsey Wilson.

Second half rally leads Blue Raiders past Patriot women

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St. Catharine, Ky. -- The St. Catharine women’s basketball team (7-20, 1-13 MSC) was in action Saturday afternoon when they hosted Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) in Lourdes Hall. The Blue Raiders (22-5, 8-4 MSC) outscored the Patriots 37-20 in the second half en route to a 69-47 win.

The Patriots got strong performances from both Patrice Tonge (Lebanon, Ky.) and Breanna Ball (Huber Heights, Ohio) off the bench. Tonge finished with a team-high 14 points while Ball poured in 11 points.

The Blue Raiders built as much as a seven point edge in the opening quarter as they led 16-12 after the first ten minutes. Tonge came out firing to open the second stanza with a triple and driving left-handed layup to put her team up 17-16.

Lindsey Wilson tied it up at 22, but a pair of freebies by Ball put the Patriots back up two. Over the final three minutes of the second period, the Blue Raiders went on a 10-2 run taking a 32-27 lead to the locker room.

The run for the visitors extended into the third period when they opened the third frame 19-5 run to take a 53-38 lead into the final stanza. The Blue Raiders built their lead to as many as 24 as they went on to defeat the Patriots 69-47.

For the game, Lindsey Wilson shot 47 percent (29-62) from the field for the game, while the Patriots didn’t fare as well shooting just 34 percent (16-47) from the field. Both teams connected on four 3’s in the game.

St. Catharine is back in action on Tuesday, February 23rd, when they host Oakland City (Ind.) at 6 p.m. ET. It will also be Senior Day for the lone Patriot senior, Cora Moore (Louisville, Ky.).

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