Krissy Haines reaches 1,000-point
By RYAN HINES
St. Marys’ Krissy Haines needed 22 points to crack the
1,000-point plateau for her career entering Thursday’s
game at the Fieldhouse against rival Celina.
Haines scored a game-high 28 points and the Roughriders needed
most of them as St. Marys slipped past Celina, 63-57 in the
Western Buckeye League opener for both squads.
“When Krissy is on the floor, I don’t think that
there’s a more competitive player out there,” said
St. Marys head coach Bruce Brown. “I’ve been fortunate
to have her on my team for four years. She stepped up big for
us tonight and took over in some key situations.”
“Krissy Haines is the type of player that coaches love
to have on their team but hate to face them as an opponent,”
lauded Celina head coach Jack Clouse. “She’s an
aggressive player that’s fun to watch because she plays
It looked as though it might get ugly early on for Celina fans
as St. Marys jumped out to a 19-6 lead after the first quarter
led by Haines and teammate Haley Fannon. Haines scored 10 first-quarter
points and Fannon scored six of her seven points in the game
in the first stanza.
“The poor start hurt us obviously,” said Clouse.
“We buried ourselves early on with turnovers.”
With the Celina defense concentrating its attention on Haines
and Fannon, St. Marys post player Kerri Imwalle controlled the
paint in the second quarter. Imwalle scored eight points in
the quarter as the Roughriders went into halftime ahead, 33-19.
Foul trouble began to mount for St. Marys in the third quarter
and that’s when Celina was able to get back into the game.
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Hone paced the Bulldogs in the third quarter with 13 combined
points as the Green and White outscored the Roughriders, 18-13.
With 3:14 to go in the game, Celina got a break as St. Marys
lost Fannon and Imwalle for the rest of the contest due to five
With two-thirds of St. Marys’ offensive options out of
the game, Celina’s defense ignited a 15-5 run to get the
Bulldogs within five points, 60-55. Williams, Allison Hoying
and Andrea Bryan, Laura Link and Hone all got into the scoring
column during the Celina spurt.
Down five points with 1:08 to go in the game, Celina was never
able to get closer as the Roughriders clinched the win with
strong free throw shooting. St. Marys shot well from the charity
stripe all game long hitting 23-of-30 for the night, including
10-of-11 from Haines.
“We didn’t shoot the ball well from the line in
the first two games, but we shot it well tonight,” said
Brown. “We work on it hard in practice, so it’s
nice to see all the hard work pay off. Once we started losing
players to foul trouble, it was nice to see some girls off the
bench log good minutes and play well.”
“Good teams hit free throws and they did that tonight,”
Imwalle joined Haines in double figures for St. Marys with 15
points while Williams led Celina with 15 points and a game-high
10 rebounds while Bryan added 14 points.
Celina is back in action Saturday at home against New Bremen
with tip-off set for noon while St. Marys is off until Thursday
when the Roughriders host Defiance for a WBL contest.