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St. Elizabeth slips by Prairie Home, 56-45

St. Elizabeth slips by Prairie Home, 56-45

January 3rd, 2013 in News

Prairie Home was the gum on the bottom of the collective shoe of St. Elizabeth on Thursday night - annoying and hard to get rid of.

For 21⁄2 quarters, anyway, before St. Elizabeth used an 11-0 run to push its lead to double digits on its way to a 56-45 victory against Prairie Home in the opening round of the Calvary Lutheran Tournament at Trinity Lutheran.

"Things finally clicked," St. Elizabeth coach Sheila Heckemeyer said. "We were playing well on offense and getting some stops on the defensive end. That just generated a lot of confidence for us."

Things were clicking early for the Lady Hornets, playing their first game since Dec. 17. St. Elizabeth outscored Prairie Home 15-4 in the final four minutes of the first quarter to take a 22-10 lead.

"I wish we could have copied that quarter the rest of the game," Heckemeyer said.