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Mill Valley girls basketball pushes past St. James for sixth straight win
February 4, 2018
After not scoring a field goal for nearly the first seven minutes of its 52-41 win over St. James on Friday, not much was going right for the Mill Valley girls basketball. While the Thunder (4-10) kept the Jaguars (14-2, No. 2 in Class 5A) from getting the ball inside for point-blank scoring chances for long stretches of the Eastern Kansas League showdown, Mill Valley didn’t panic. The Jaguars clung to a 33-30 lead with 2:07 left in the third quarter after St. James guard Brianna Streeter drained her fourth 3-pointer. Mill Valley continued to stick with it bread and butter of getting touches in the paint, though, and closed the third with an 8-0 run. St. James was able to climb back within five points on two occasions in the fourth, but Mill Valley held off the Thunder for its sixth straight win. Mill Valley’s Claire Kaifes led all scorers with 17 points.
Worley guides St. James boys hoops past Mill Valley
February 4, 2018
St. James Academy senior Casey Worley and his teammates have absorbed their fair share of punches to the gut this season with five losses by three points or less, and they weren’t about to put themselves in that situation again on Friday against Mill Valley. The Jaguars had cut the lead from 12 to five with 2:34 remaining in the fourth quarter, and had handed the Thunder one of the excruciating losses on Jan. 3 at Mill Valley. Worley put an emphatic exclamation mark on his dazzling offensive display with 10 of his game-high 33 points after the Jaguars had trimmed the lead to five to guide the Thunder to a 62-50 victory.