Senior Jessica Lensing (R) drives into the paint and looks to dish the ball to fellow senior Jenn Panos. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Senior Jessica Lensing (R) drives into the paint and looks to dish the ball to fellow senior Jenn Panos. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

In a game where players spent more time diving on the floor after loose balls than standing, and where knee pads and helmets would have been suitable, it was a three pointer with seconds remaining that proved to be the dagger in the South Winn girl's basketball team's season.

With South Winn holding a two-point lead, a three by Saint Ansgar proved to be the game winner as the Saints defeated the Warriors 52-51 in Calmar in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball playoffs.

South Winn ends the year 13-8. The Saints, 9-13, move on to face Class 2A No. 5 North Butler tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Greene.

In Saturday night's game, the Warriors looked to be in control to start the game. The Warriors outscored the Saints 13-6 in the first quarter and even led 17-9 in the second quarter before the Saints started to mount a comeback. At the end of the frame, the Saints had outscored the Warriors 16-10 to make it 23-22 South Winn at the half.

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