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“She’s always going to gHW WKHir EHVW dHfHndHr on KHr,” WHindorfHr Vaid, “and, game-in and game-out, it’s going Wo KavH an HffHFW on you.
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Prendergast broke early in WKH firVW TuarWHr, VForing Vix of WKH firVW VHvHn SoinWV. 7KH OonH LC SoinW FaPH on a frHH WKrow Ey Kim Talley.
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But Prendergast started to pick away at that lead. The 3andaV VForHd 15 of WKH nHxW 20 SoinWV Wo graE a 24-22 KaOfWiPH EuOgH.
7KHn, aV WHindorfHr Vaid, the Crusaders came out a OiWWOH flaW Wo VWarW WKH WKird period. Their points were spaced around Prendergast VWrHaNV of fivH, Vix and Vix points. Brokans’ 3-pointer wiWK 12 VHFondV OHfW SarHd WKH dHfiFiW for LC down Wo ninH SoinWV HnWHring WKH final quarter.
The last stanza was SOayHd Wo a VWandoff wiWK both teams scoring 1V SoinWV in WKH TuarWHr. LanVdale Catholic put together an eight-point streak which earned it a tie at 42-42 but Bonner-Prendergast came right back and took the lead again on a triple by Sarah Monaghan and a layup by Alyssa Monaghan.
The Crusaders could never get closer than a two-point dHfiFiW afWHr WKaW. And WKH Pandas padded their lead late in WKH gaPH froP WKH fouO line with Alyssa Monaghan doing PoVW of WKH daPagH, KiWWing HigKW VWraigKW froP the stripe.
“We’ve just got to come back and practice and keep SOaying for WKH nHxW onH,” Vaid WHindorfHr. 7KH Crusaders travel to Conwellbgan on Tuesday.
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