Gaels girls cut down turnovers, march past Saints
By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
ST. JAMES - The St. Maria Goretti girls basketball team knew that it had to do something about its 30 turnovers per game average.
On Thursday, the Gaels took a step in the right direction.
The better ball control held the Gaels to a season-low 21 miscues, good enough to score a 54-27 win over St. James.
"We have been making a real big effort to cut our number of turnovers in half," said Goretti center Lauren Costello, who finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds. "It has been one of our goals in practice. We wanted to work the ball around and play as a team to get the win."
St. Maria Goretti went on an 11-2 scoring spurt for four minutes in the middle of the first quarter to build a 13-6 lead.