Jefferson City, MO 55° View Live Radar Fri H 80° L 63° Sat H 82° L 62° Sun H 75° L 58° Weather Sponsored By:

Benton tops Lady Crusaders

Benton tops Lady Crusaders

December 29th, 2012 in News

Once the St. Joseph Benton Lady Cardinals got the lead, they knew what to do with it.

The Lady Cardinals hit four 3-pointers in the final three minutes of the third quarter to turn a four-point advantage into double digits against the Helias Lady Crusaders in Friday night's semifinal in the State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Up 36-25 with one quarter to go, It was time to play keep-away.

"Once they got the lead, they started running a lot of clock," Helias head coach Doug Light said after the Lady Crusaders dropped a 48-36 decision to the Lady Cardinals. "They were doing a good job of it and we didn't really have an answer for it because they were hitting their free throws."