FREDONIA — It was a good night for both of the St, Mary’s-Colgan basketball teams on Friday, as the girls’ and boys’ teams earned a road victory over the Fredonia, winning 46-39 and 75-40 respectively.


A back-and-forth affair swung in favor of the SMC girls’ team in the first game of the night, as the Panthers earned a 46-39 win.

Fredonia jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the strength of a pair of 3-pointers to begin the game, but Colgan quickly tied up the score before taking an 11-9 advantage into the second quarter with help from Cathy Farmer, Kate Radell and Marci VanBecelaere.

A slow-paced second quarter saw Fredonia regain the lead at 20-17 heading into halftime, following several free throws.

The Panthers swung the momentum in their favor in the early going of the second half — with the help of Radell, VanBecelaere and Famer — and went up by four before the Yellowjackets cut it to one at 26-25 by the end of the third quarter.

The lead changed hands two more times in the fourth quarter, but the Panthers pulled away to earn the win, as a jumper by Piccini and a pair of layups from VanBecelaere and Farmer extended the lead to five.

Fredonia narrowed the gap to two, but Colgan held on in the end to seal the victory.


The Colgan boys’ team completed the sweep over the Yellowjackets with a 75-40 win in game two.

SMC took control in the early going, scoring the first 10 points of the contest thanks to Aaron Higginbotham, Bradley Beykirch and Jeremiah Buche.

Fredonia got back into the contest and narrowed the gap to two points before taking a 17-13 deficit into the second quarter following a pair of layups by Beykirch and Higginbotham.

The Yellowjackets stayed within striking distance in the opening minutes of the second quarter, but fell behind by double digits before halftime and couldn’t recover in the second half.


The Panthers will host Carthage at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.