When and Where: Feb. 4 at Amery
Outcome: St. Croix Falls 70, Amery 31 (non-conference)
Summary: The Saint Croix Falls Saints won their fifth straight game against a Middle Border conference team with another lopsided win. This time the Amery Warriors were the victims. SCF roared to a 20 point lead by intermission and added another 19 points to their victory margin after halftime.
Highlights: The Saints had four players in double figures led by Emily McCurdy with 18 followed by Lucia Neuman and Azalea Edwards with a dozen each. Olivia Miron added 10 points to the Saints’ cause.
Comments: “We played very well as a team at Amery,” St. Croix Falls coach Angie Maternowsky said. “We pushed the tempo on offense. Defensively we shut down their key players.”
When and Where: Feb. 7 at Siren
Outcome: St. Croix Falls 65, Siren 31
Summary: It doesn’t seem to affect the Lady Saints where their games are played. SCF roared to their ninth straight road win with an easy win at Siren against the Dragons. The Saints put up 41 first half points and cruised to the win from there.
Highlights: SCF had a trio of players in double figures with Neuman’s 13 points being top for the night. Miron and Edwards had 12 points each and eight different St. Croix Falls players contributed four or more points.
Comments: “Siren was a good team win with a lot of experience for all the girls,” Maternowsky noted.
What this Means: St. Croix Falls ran their overall winning streak to 17 games with the pair of wins last week. The Saints clinched at least a tie for the West Lakeland title with a 10-0 conference record. Unity is in second place with a 7-2 mark and remains mathematically alive for the top spot in the West Lakeland.
Upcoming: St. Croix Falls travels to Frederic on Feb. 14 with a chance to clinch the outright conference title on Valentine’s Day. The Saints host the Somerset Spartans in a non-conference contest on Feb. 18.