North Andrew Girls will play Savannah in the 3rd Place game of the Bishop LeBlond Holiday Tournament at 4:00 on December 29.
North Andrew defeated East Buchanan in the first round of the tournament 46-34, but lost to Bishop LeBlond 43-27 in the semifinals.
Based on a research of past seasons on MSHSAA, these two teams have not played each other (at least in the past 15 years) even though they are separated by only ten miles.
North Andrew comes into the game with a record of 6-3.
Madison Lillard leads the Cardinals in scoring at 8.9 points a game while Brylie Brincks is second with 8.0. Brincks leads the GRC in Free Throw shooting percentage at 89.5%. Lillard is 2nd in the GRC with 2.6 3-point FG per game. She had 6 3-pointers vs. King City which is the most by any GRC girls player this season.
Starting Lineup for North Andrew
- #10 Madison Lillard
- #12 Riley Walker
- #15 Reagan Walker
- #23 Ellie Lawrence
- #24 Brylie Brincks
North Andrew gets the tip. Riley Walker starts the scoring with a drive. North Andrew is up 2-0. 7:25 left.
After an empty possession, Ellie Lawrence with a bucket to put the Cardinals up 4-0 with 6:41 left.
Savannah with a free throw and then a bucket on a put back. Madison Lillard then hits a 3 to put North Andrew up 7-3 with 5:36 left.
Riley Walker with a lay up on an inbounds pass. North Andrew up 9-3 with 4:30 left.
After a Savannah bucket, Lillard with another 3, this time from the baseline. Cardinals lead 12-5 with 3:45 left.
Savannah with a bucket, but Piper Cook is fouled and hits a free throw. Cardinals lead 13-7 with 2:01 left.
Savannah answers with a 3 to cut the Cardinal lead to 13-10. 1:13 left in 1st.
Cassidy Brittain with a bucket to put the Cardinals up 15-10. 29.7 left.
North Andrew leads 15-10 after the 1st Quarter
Lillard with another 3. 18-10 Cardinals with 6:11 left.
Riley Walker with a jump hook. Cardinals extend the lead to 20-10. 5:25 left.
Brittain hits 1 out of 2 free throws. Cardinals up 21-10. 4:23 left.
Reagan Walker with a jumper to put Cardinals up 23-10. Savannah with a drive to answer. Now 23-12 with 3:30 left.
Savannah with 2 free throws, then Brittain hits 1 out of 2 again. Cardinals up 24-14. 2:22 left.
Brittain back to the line. She hits both. 26-14 1:20 left.
Savannah with a bucket and a foul. They hit the free throw. Cardinals lead 26-17 at halftime.
Savannah opens up the scoring in the 3rd with a free throw. Cardinals up 26-18 with 6:30 left.
Riley Walker picks up her 4th foul with 5:34 left. Looked like a charge on Savannah, but oh well.
Savannah with a bucket to cut it to 26-20. Cardinals call a timeout with 4:43 left.
Savannah with another bucket after the timeout. After a stop, Savannah gets fouled and hits both. They are on a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 26-24 with 3:47 left.
Cardinals are having problems with Savannah's full court pressure. They turn it over on 4 straight possessions. They have yet to score in the 3rd with 2:00 left in 3rd.
Savannah hits a free throw to cut it to 26-25. North Andrew turns it over again. 1:35 left.
Brincks scores for North Andrew with 20 sec left and then Savannah with a fast break bucket at the buzzer. Cardinals hold a slim 28-27 lead after 3.
Riley Walker with a bucket and foul. She hits the free throw. Cardinals up 31-27 with 6:37 left.
Savannah with a free throw. Riley Walker answers with a free throw. Cardinals up 32-28 with 4:58 left.
Cardinals still having trouble with Savannah's pressure. They turn it over again and Savannah with a long 2 to cut it to 32-30. Now 3:55 left.
Reagan Walker with a jumper to put the Cardinals up 34-30. 3:10 left.
Savannah answers with a 3; Cardinals turn it over again. Timeout Savannah with 2:45 left. Cardinals lead 34-33.
Lillard with a big 3 with 2:01 left. Cardinals now up 37-33.
Savannah with a 2 to answer. 37-35 with 1:07 left.
Timeout Savannah with 51.0 left.
Madison Lillard fouls Savannah player with 23.8 left. She hits one. 37-36 Cardinals.
Brincks fouled with 19.7 seconds left. She has 1-1.
Brincks hits one of two. Cardinals lead 38-36.
Brincks with a big steal. She is fouled with 7.6 left. She hits both. 40-36 Cardinals.
Cardinals win 40-36.
North Andrew Scoring
Madison Lillard 12
Riley Walker 10
Cassidy Brittain 6
Brylie Brincks 5
Reagan Walker 4
Ellie Lawrence 2
Piper Cook 1