Holy Family Catholic senior guard Leigh Steiner admitted after Friday’s game that she likes to talk.
“I’m just naturally loud everywhere,” Steiner said while chuckling. “It’s translates pretty easily. But as the point guard you have to do it.”
After falling to New Prague 60-50 on Jan. 18, Holy Family Catholic got its revenge on Friday with a 61-46 win at home.
The Fire (17-4, 6-2) built a lead early thanks, in part, to senior forward Leigh Steiner, who had a game-high 15 points in the opening half. She finished with 17.
In the second half, senior center Julia Geurs took over for the Fire, ranked No. 5 in Class 2A by Minnesota Basketball News, tallying 10 second-half points and finishing with 14. Geurs also pulled down 12 rebounds.
The Trojans (12-11, 6-2) struggled to get their top scorer, junior forward Emily Russo, into a rhythm. Russo, who came into Friday’s game averaging 16.8 points per game, finished with nine points. Junior forward Amanda Giesen stepped in and scored a team-high 19 points.
With the win, Holy Family Catholic now sits atop the standings in a tie for first place with New Prague.
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