Girls Basketball: Cathedral holds off Little Falls at buzzer

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Little Falls seniors Jennifer Hortness, left, and Whitney Weisz double team St. Cloud Cathedral senior Stephanie Waletzko in the post, Friday. Weisz scored 15 points and Hortness picked up 12 for the Flyers.

St. Cloud Cathedral held off the Little Falls girls basketball team 61-58 Friday, withstanding a last-second three-point shot that rimmed out.

The Crusaders took a 30-29 advantage into halftime after making a deep three as time expired.

The Flyers came back to take the lead early in the second half, but Cathedral rebounded to take what appeared to be a commanding lead in the final minutes.

But the Flyers cut a 56-50 deficit with less than a minute to play down to one before the Crusaders were able to hang on for the win.

Junior Jamie Jenks sparked the Little Falls offense with 20 points and eight rebounds.

Senior Whitney Weisz posted 15 points, nine rebounds and swatted away six shots, while senior Jennifer Hortness scored 12 points and senior Mariah Burns contributed 11.

Little Falls will now travel to Sartell-St. Stephen for the start of Section 8AAA play Thursday at 7 p.m.

Little Falls junior Jamie Jenks handles the ball in the corner during Friday's game. Jenks had 20 points and eight rebounds in the last-second loss at St. Cloud Cathedral.