Fresh from winning the Montgomery County Tournament Saturday, the Hermann basketball Lady Bearcats improved to 5-0 with a home win over St. Francis Borgia Regional Monday.
Hermann pulled away in the fourth quarter to win, 57-43.
“Hermann is always a good game,” Borgia Head Coach Stacia Houlihan said. “We gave ourselves a chance going into the fourth quarter tied, but could not take the lead.”
Borgia (0-2) will try to halt the losing skid Thursday in the home opener against Notre Dame. It’s also the Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division opener for the Lady Knights.
“Toughness is definitely something we need,” Houlihan said.
Hermann was paced by three players who reached double digits in scoring. Grace Winkelmann netted 16 points with three rebounds and a steal.
Allison Stiers, MVP at the Montgomery County Tournament, scored 13 points and added seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and a blocked shot.
Quincy Erickson scored 12 points with six rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal.
Other Hermann scorers were Emma Godat with eight points, Caraline Brune with four, Hannah Grosse with three and Brianna Thomas with one point.
Godat also had four rebounds, four steals and an assist. Brune added three rebounds and an assist.
Grosse also had three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Thomas pulled down two rebounds with one assist.
Korinna Bickmeyer added two assists. Elly Krueger had three rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot.
Hermann hit five three-point shots and went 18-26 from the free-throw line.
Avery Lackey led Borgia in scoring with 12 points.
Julia Struckhoff was next with 11 points, including three three-point baskets. Borgia had four three-point baskets in the contest.
Lynnae Grus and Josie Lindemann scored six points apiece. Anya Castelli chipped in with five points and Dani Kimminau scored three.
Hermann held Grace Gettemeier scoreless for the game.
“Grace Gettemeier was in foul trouble early and never really got a feel for the game,” Houlihan said.
Borgia went 3-4 from the free-throw line.
Houlihan said a big issue was turnovers.
“We are still dealing with turnover issues,” Houlihan said. “We do not take care of the ball enough to win.”