By PATRICK SLACK
The Little Falls girls basketball team’s defense was strong.
However, Sartell-St. Stephen’s was a little better, as the host Sabres defeated the Flyers 59-27 in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals, Thursday.
Senior Whitney Weisz capped her impressive career with 15 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three blocks for Little Falls.
She also grabbed her 1,000th career rebound in the opening minutes of the game.
Junior Jamie Jenks followed with five points, senior Jennifer Hortness had three and junior Amber Hines and freshman Kendra Pohlman each added two.
Senior Makayla Jorgensen pulled down four rebounds and senior Mariah Burns distributed three assists for the Flyers.
“I looked our game plan and at half time we were happy with the caliber of defense for the first 18 minutes,” Little Falls head coach Deb Yliniemi-Ahlin said. “The ball would just not fall for us tonight.”
Little Falls finished the season with a record of 12-15.
Seniors on this year’s team included Annie Ploof, Britian Conley, Michaela Gau, Hortness, Burns, Jorgensen and Weisz.
Sartell-St. Stephen 59, Little Falls 27
Little Falls 12 15 – 27
Sartell-SS 24 35 – 59
Little Falls—Whitney Weisz, 15 (9 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks); Jamie Jenks, 5; Jennifer Hortness, 3; Amber Hines, 2; Kendra Pohlman, 2; Mariah Burns, (3 assists); Makayla Jorgensen, (4 rebounds).