St. Mary’s girls basketball

Historical season ends for St. Mary’s in regional final loss to No. 4 MMCRU

Three-point shooting can be such a tremendous boost for a team when making them. When not, it can be a thorn in their side. MMCRU’s Emily Dreckman averaged only two made threes a game this season. Ellie Hilbrands only made five all year. The two combined to make eight shots from beyond the 3-point arc, and it had a huge […]

St. Mary’s blows past Westwood

Imagine having an 18-point lead at halftime and your 6-foot-2 center hasn’t even scored a point yet. It was that kind of a game from the perimeter for No. 9 Storm Lake St. Mary’s as it made eight 3-pointers in the first half to take control early and beat No. 11 Westwood 62-39 in a Class 1A regional semifinal game […]

SM receives Pursuing Victory with Honor Award

The Ray Center annually recognizes Iowans who show the Six Pillars of Character Counts: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. As part of the Iowa Character Awards, the Storm Lake St. Mary’s girls basketball team was announced as the winner of the Jim Hallihan Pursuing Victory with Honor Award last fall. The team received their award after last […]

St. Mary’s gets past Le Mars Gehlen, sets school record for wins in a season

In the postseason it’s all about surviving and advancing, and that’s just what Storm Lake St. Mary’s did. The Panthers survived a gritty Le Mars Gehlen team and survived foul trouble to advance to the regional semifinals after a 53-47 win over the Jays in a Class 1A regional quarterfinal game on Tuesday at St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s (21-1), which […]

No. 9 St. Mary’s proves to be too much for Harris-Lake Park in first round

Storm Lake St. Mary’s had an OK start but an even better finish to the first half. The Panthers scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter to pull away to a 25-point halftime lead as they opened Class 1A regional tournament play with a 52-21 win over Harris-Lake Park last Thursday at St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s, now 20-1, played […]

SM girls use third quarter spurt to get past Ridge View

Storm Lake St. Mary’s, ranked No. 9 in Class 1A, scored eight unanswered points late in the third quarter to take control as the Panthers got past Class 2A No. 15 Ridge View 53-48 in a nonconference game on Monday night at St. Mary’s Gym. The game was tied at 4-4 when Ridge View scored six straight points to grab […]

St. Mary’s starts fast in lopsided victory over West Bend-Mallard

Storm Lake St. Mary’s, ranked ninth in Class 1A, scored the first 12 points of the game and the Panthers were never threatened after that as they rolled to their ninth straight win 70-45 over West Bend-Mallard on Tuesday in West Bend. St. Mary’s led 12-0 in the first 21⁄2 minutes of the game. The Panthers would close out the […]

Girls teams begin quest for state tourney on Thursday

The road to the girls state basketball tournament begins for area prep teams on Thursday. In Class 1A, Storm Lake St. Mary’s (18-1) will begin its quest for a first-ever trip to state when the Panthers take on Harris-Lake Park (2-17) in the first round at St. Mary’s. The winner plays either Le Mars Gehlen (8-11) or Trinity Christian (3-16) […]

SM girls finish second in Twin Lakes after win over E-Hawks

Danika Demers finished with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists to help send Storm Lake St. Mary’s to a 41-25 win over Emmetsburg in a Twin Lakes Conference game last Friday at Emmetsburg. The Panthers held a 13-4 lead after the first quarter. It was 23-9 at halftime and 31-13 after three quarters. Emily Nothwehr scored 11 points for […]

SM girls pull away in second half to beat Sioux Central

Storm Lake St. Mary’s, ranked No. 9 in Class 1A, used a 10-1 run in the third quarter to pull away as the Panthers went on to defeat Sioux Central 45-23 in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Tuesday at St. Mary’s. Sioux Central scored the first two points of the game, but St. Mary’s went on a 7-0 run […]