Stet finishes with style at last home games

Stet sophomore Mary Penny (10) goes up for an offensive rebound in the first half against Breckenridge's Lauren Robison (23) at Stet's final home basketball game Tuesday. The Lady Cardinals cruised to an easy victory, 60-21, while the boys' team lost 70-65 in double overtime after getting into foul trouble late in the game. See additional photos and game story on page 14. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

It was an emotional evening in a packed Stet gym Tuesday night as the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals played their final home games ever against visiting Breckenridge.

The Stet Lady Cardinals opened the Senior Night festivities by thumping Breckenridge 60-21, followed by the Cards battling the Bulldogs into two overtimes before falling 70-65.

In the opening contest, Alex Paul scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the Lady Cardinals. Mary Penney added 13 points in addition to hitting the boards to grab 13 rebounds, with McKenzie Pickering hitting a pair of 3-pointers on the way to a 10-point night.

Stet held a 17-7 lead after 8 minutes and then held a 35-14 cushion at the intermission and 51-18 entering the fourth quarter. The Lady Cardinals ended the contest with 20 steals with Amiee Neumann credited with 8 thefts.

Breckenridge hit 5 of 8 free throws in both overtimes to help the Bulldogs hold off the Cardinals 70-65 in the finale. Stet attempted just 4 free throws in the overtimes, while making just one. Cole Gatewood was the free throw shooter for the Bulldogs as he ended the night with a game-high 37 points. He also hit 3 field goals in the overtimes. Anthony Allred helped the visitors with 5 points in the extra sessions on his way to a 19-point effort.

Breckenridge held a 10-6 lead after one quarter, 24-19 at the half and 32-31 entering the fourth period. Lane Coldiron scored 6 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, with Austin McGinnis adding a pair of 3-point buckets and a free throw to help the Cards tie the game 50-all at the end of regulation.

The first overtime ended 57-57.

McGinnis had 15 points for the game, with Dillon Hall scoring a team-high 18 – 7 of those coming after regulation. Zak Finley was the fourth Cardinal in double figures with 10 points.

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