Trio of Lady Rockets help St. Mary's advance to WEAA Conference Tournament Championship

St. Mary's Mady Young shoots a free throw in their win over St. Joe-Olney on Tuesday night. Young scored eight points in the victory.

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. -- St. Mary's received strong contributions from a trio of Lady Rockets, Nora Jones, Savannah Zimmerman and Mady Young to help lead the Lady Rockets to a 32-21 win over St. Joe-Olney on Tuesday night at St. Mary's School.

The trio scored 28 combined points, 10 each from Jones and Zimmerman and eight from Young. Their scoring output outpaced St. Joe's entire team (28-21), helping advance the Lady Rockets (10-4) to the championship of the WEAA Girls Basketball Tournament.

Life wasn't easy for the Lady Rockets in the first quarter, as St. Joe showed quite a bit of resistance despite seven points in the quarter from Zimmerman. The two teams entered the second quarter tied at 10.

Though she didn't start, the second and third quarters saw a strong impact from Jones. She scored all 10 of her points in the two quarters, while also snagging a couple steals.

Young had a nice game with her impact coming in ways other than just scoring. She had a couple nice assists on outlets and feeds for the Lady Rockets.

They pulled away in the second half, eventually leading by as much as 14 en route to the 11 point victory.

Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Rockets was Anna Gill with two points and Lexi Stevens with two points. Lauren Hall, Lindy Rafferty, Lily Keepes, Kali Walker, Madison Stevens and Sarah McCorkle all saw playing time for the Lady Rockets in the victory.

With the win they advanced to the WEAA Girls Basketball Conference Tournament Championship on Thursday. They'll face Jasper-Geff in the championship, with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. Before the game they'll hold the finals of the ongoing three-point shootout, which saw Lady Rockets Young and Zimmerman advance to the finals. The teammates will compete in the contest to win the honors of being the three-point champion of the the conference.

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