Sailor Girls Eliminated at State

The Sutherland Lady Sailors were bounced out of the Class D1 girls basketball state tournament last night, falling to St. Mary’s 52-34 in Lincoln. An early three-point play by Sam Kennedy helped the Sailors to a first-quarter lead, but the Cardinals went on a 14-0 first half run as the Sailors struggled to make shots throughout the half. A 15-point lead was briefly trimmed to seven by the Sailors after an 8-0 run, but St. Mary’s hit a buzzer beating three to take a ten-point lead into the locker room. Sutherland could get no closer than eight points in the second half. Jalyne Schuster led the Sailors with 11 points. Joli Hopping chipped in seven points, and Kennedy finished with six points and a team-best nine rebounds. The season ends for the Lady Sailors with an overall record of 20-6.