St. Bernard Christmas Tournament Girls semifinal # 2
At Fazi-Richard Athletic Center:
Vinemont 15 19 14 9 - 57 (1-9)
St. Bernard 11 8 4 16 - 39 (2-6)
VINEMONT: Sadie Stanley 23, Madysen Hacker 13, Valerie Stacks 6, Kortnee Chaffin 6, Bailey Preiss 7, Kanasta Daniel 2.
ST. BERNARD: Emma Tafazoli 23, Claire Sanders 5, Macy Whaley 5, Ashley Duke 6.
FLASH NOTES: It was a Christmas present for the Vinemont Lady Eagles. Their first win of the season and settling the score with St. Bernard after losing to the Lady Saints two weeks before at the Athletic Center in a 43-34 battle.
After a competitive first period, Vinemont got shots to fall during the second and held St. Bernard to eight points, extending the lead to 34-19 at the break.
The Lady Saints fell further behind with only four points coming in the third to trail 48-23.
Tiffany Hinkle-Pope's Lady Saints made up with a sound fourth quarter of scoring 16 points behind balance play, but Lance Lay's Lady Eagles had done enough through the first three quarters as Stanley was solid from the perimeter and Hacker scored from near the basket and at the foul line.
The reward for Vinemont is a berth into the championship game Friday at 3:30 p.m. vs. Cleveland. The game will be carried live on WKUL-FM (92.1).
Up next for St. Bernard: Vs. Southeastern for 3rd place Friday 1:00 p.m. at St. Bernard.
St. Bernard's Claire Sanders (11) takes a pass from Macy Whaley (25) and moves up the floor in semifinal game with Vinemont Thursday afternoon.
Sportspage photo by Johnny Thornton.