The fourth-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s girls basketball team hosted George-Little Rock in a regional quarterfinal on Tuesday night and beat the Mustangs by a final score of 57-32.
The Hawks were coming off a bye in the first round and a full week since their last competition. That may have showed in the first quarter only leading 13-10. They got into a rhythm after that and outscored the Mustangs 17-4 in the second quarter to go up 30-14 by halftime. Head Coach Scott Willman says he was pleased with his team’s effort throughout the game.
The Hawk defense did not just slow down the Mustangs, they completely stopped them on a number of occasions. George-Little Rock could only attempt 27 field goals in the ball game due to the full-court press of Remsen St. Mary’s making life difficult. Coach Willman says that full court press in turn leads to better defense in the half court.
Carmindee Ricke was the top Hawk scorer with 16 points, and one of the top defenders in the front of their press. Coach Willman says she played a great game on Tuesday night.
The win increases Remsen St. Mary’s win streak to 13 games and advances them to Friday’s regional semifinal matchup with Kingsley-Pierson. The Panthers are ranked 15th in Class 1A and have the Hawks’ attention and focus.
The win improved Remsen St. Mary’s record to 21-1 on the season. It was also Scott Willman’s 100th win as the head coach of the Remsen St. Mary’s girls basketball team. George-Little Rock ended their season with a record of 5-17.