March 9, 2018
St. James senior Mary Goetz (22) shares a special moment with senior Claire Kearney (13) and sophomore Madi Biondo (1) in the closing seconds of the Thunder's 62-29 loss to Liberal in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament on Thursday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
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While the St. James girls basketball team came up short in a 62-29 loss to top-seeded Liberal in the first round of the Class 5A tournament on Thursday at the Kansas Expocentre, the Thunder had several more reasons to leave their hearts on the floor besides trying to pull off the upset. The Thunder donned white ribbons on their warmups to show their support for one of head coach Samantha Paradise's biggest fans.