VARSITY BOYS     Saint Jude 64, St. James (8-1) 45

Score by quarters:      STj          9      15      16       24       64
                                STJ        11        9      13       12       45

STJ Scorers:             Ward 12, Nelson 11, Roberts 9, Aitken 6, Mills 4, Kirkland 3
STj  Scorers:             James 18, Armstrong 15, Bruce 11, Cotton 8, Lane 5, Rhodes 3, Baity 2, Maye 2

STJ 3 Pointers:         Aitken (1), Kirkland (1)                     FT (team):       15 of 34  (44.1%)

St. James suffered its first loss of the season as the speed of the St. Jude Pirates was on full display in
the second half as the Pirates poured in 40 points, and a 13-0 run early in the fourth quarter turned a modest
seven point lead into a twenty point lead as St. Jude defeated St. James by 21.  Antonio James led the way
with five field goals and 8 of 9 shooting from the foul line.  The Pirates shot free throws extremely well,
making 16 of their 20 attempts (80%), while the Trojans, who actually had more attempts, could only convert
just more than 40% of theirs.  A Ja'Cory Cotton bucket midway through the second quarter gave St. Jude a
17-15 lead they would never relinquish.  Matt Ward scored 10 of his team high 12 in the second half.

VARSITY GIRLS   ST. JAMES (8-2) 37, Montgomery Academy 32

Score by quarters:    M A        11        8        1       12        32
                               STJ          1      17      11         8        37

STJ Scorers:             Barnes 10, Kloess 7, Ca. Cowart 5, Richards 5, Adams 4, Bright 4, Meadows 2
M A Scorers:            D. Buss 10, McCall 8, Tucker 7, M. Buss 4, Fletcher 2, Crosby 1
STJ 3 Pointers:         Barnes (2), Ca. Cowart (1), Richards (1)  
     FT (team):      5 of 11  (45.5%)

Hillary Barnes' three pointer awoke the Trojans from a first quarter slumber before St. James began a 27-1
scoring run lasting nearly two entire quarters, and later the Trojans withstood a late flurry by Montgomery
Academy while holding on for a 5 point victory and a trip to the Capital City Conference Holiday Tournament
Championship game.  St. James was ice cold in the first quarter, only converting one of their two first half free
throw attempts.  A Diana Buss three pointer gave the Eagles a 19-6 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Eagles would not score another field goal until the second minute of the fourth quarter, and
would only tally
one free throw during that time.  Carrie Adams began and ended the first half part of the comeback, with her late
bucket cutting the lead to one point at halftime.  The MA freethrow made the score 20-18 in favor of the Eagles,
but St. James would score the next 13, beginning with a Hillary Barnes three pointer and concluded in part by two
field goals and three free throws by Lauren Kloess.  The Trojans' 33-20 lead was cut no closer than five as the
Eagles tried frantically to get back into the game late.