CLARION - The St. Edmond girls had no trouble staying unbeaten Friday night, posting a decisive 61-38 North Central Conference road victory over Clarion-Goldfield.
After leading by just a single bucket entering the second quarter, the Gaels (3-0 overall, 3-0 NCC) outscored the Cowgirls 45-24 the rest of the way.
"We played a pretty solid game throughout," said SEHS head coach Scott Messerly. "This was a good road win against a pretty tough team."
Jaci Stumpf, a Gael sophomore point guard, went 10 of 11 from the field for a career-high 20 points to go along with four steals.
"Jaci was doing a little bit of everything out (on the floor)," Messerly said. "She had an almost flawless performance."
Junior Alli Huss (17 points, 10 rebounds) and senior Hannah Lentsch (10 points, 10 boards) each turned in double-doubles as well for St. Edmond, while sophomore Anna Yung added nine points, six assists and two steals.
St. Edmond 61, Clarion-Goldfield 38
St. Edmond - Jaci Stumpf 20, Anna Yung 9, Hannah Lentsch 10, Clare Flattery 3, Alli Huss 17, Madeline Baldwin 2.
Clarion-Goldfield - Francis Kem 2, Breanna Ellis 2, Stephanie Steiner 14, Brooke Boyd 2, Jacey Anderson 3, Jossie Sann 6, Jenalee Hinkle 2, Hope Polzine 5, Celeste Swanson 2.
Quarter scores: SE led 16-14, 31-18, 54-29.
For Clarion-Goldfield (0-3, 0-3), Stephanie Steiner tallied 14 points.
"I thought we did a pretty good job defensively on both Steiner and (Jossie) Sann," said Messerly.
Next game for the defending NCC champion Gaels is Tuesday at Hampton-Dumont.