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Cardinals beat St. John girls for fifth place
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ELL-SALINE 41, ST. JOHN 36
Ell-Saline outscored St. John 14-4 in the third quarter to beat the Tigers 41-36 in the fifth-place game at the Barton Hilltop Hoops Classic. St. John’s Bailey Burns scored 25 points and the Tigers led 24-17 at halftime. The Tigers’ Tara Nelson missed a pair of 3-pointers to tie in the final minute.
Ell-Saline responded with Baleigh Griffin (11), Sydney Omli (10) and Morgan Kindlesparger (10) scoring in double figures. Nelson grabbed 18 rebounds and Burns had four steals.
St. John 9 15 4 8 — 36
Ell-Saline 9 8 14 10 — 41
SJ—Burns 10-20 3-4 25; Nelson 2-11 0-0 5; Doran 1-2 2-2 4; Doggett 1-1 0-0 2; Garner 0-3 0-0 0; Martinez-Haskins 0-1 0-1 0; Torre Fisher 0-8 0-0 0; Kerisa Brown 0-1 0-0 0; Totals 14-47 5-7 36.
ES—Baleigh Griffin 5-14 1-3 11; Sydney Omli 4-17 1-3 10; Morgan Kindlesparger 5-16 0-0 10; Relph 2-7 0-0 4; Schuman 2-5 0-0 4; Cameron 0-1 2-2 2; Totals 18-60 4-8 41.
3-point goals—SJ 3-16 (Burns 2-4, Nelson 1-9, Fisher 0-2, Brown 0-1), ES 1-14 (Omli 1-4, Kindlesparger 0-6, Relph 0-1, Griffin 0-3). Rebounds—SJ 40 (Nelson 18),
ES 33 (Griffin 10). Assists—SJ 8 (Fisher 3), ES 5 (Griffin 2).