GREAT BEND — Ell-Saline’s girls went on a 10-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from Little River 53-38 Monday on the opening night of the Hilltop Hoops Classic.
The game was airtight for a half, as the Cardinals led only 25-24 at the break. But they took command in the third period and finished the quarter with a 10-point lead, 43-33.
Paige Johnson’s four 3-pointers proved to be too much for Little River to overcome. Skylar Johnston’s was immense in defeat with 20 points. Emily Baldwin was next with nine.
The Redskins play Bennington at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.