Paige Lindsley and Jakaili Norman

Grangeville’s Paige Lindsley (left) and Jakaili Norman (right) won a battle for positioning to rebound a St. Maries miss during the second half of their league title-clinching win Saturday, Jan. 29.

GRANGEVILLE — With one regular season game remaining — which was scheduled for Jan. 29, after the Free Press print deadline — the Grangeville girls secured the Central Idaho League’s regular season title with a 49-41 win over St. Maries last Saturday, Jan. 26.

Grangeville scored the first 13 points and took a nine-point lead to the second quarter. GHS led by as many as 16 before halftime and by 20 after senior wing Paige Lindsley drew a foul while draining a jumper midway through the second.

Grangeville led by 14 at halftime and by 13, 38-25, through three quarters.

St. Maries began to close the gap late in the fourth quarter, but foul shots kept Grangeville’s lead beyond the Lumberjacks’ reach even after a late three-pointer by sophomore post Jenna Holder lifted St. Maries within 10.

Grangeville’s 12-0 run to start the game began with a jumper by Lindsley off a pass from freshman guard Camden Barger, which Barger followed up with a three-pointer.

Norman added a layup off a feed from senior guard Molly DeFord, and drew a foul in the process. She missed the and-one free throw, but the sequence led directly to a three-pointer by Lindsley, which pushed the lead to 10 and prompted a St. Maries time out.

Lindsley followed up with a jumper and a free throw. St. Maries notched its first points on a jump shot by guard Hailey Crawford. Late in the first, Barger scored a three-pointer — one of her three in the game — to keep GHS ahead by double-digits. Lindsley finished with 16 points as the only Bulldog in double figures.

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