Sophomore Taylor Schuring drives into the lane against Xavier. Also pictured are Kaitlyn Kregel (No. 44) and Tess Olinger (No. 30). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Sophomore Taylor Schuring drives into the lane against Xavier. Also pictured are Kaitlyn Kregel (No. 44) and Tess Olinger (No. 30). (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

Facing Cedar Rapids Xavier (1-0) in the first home game of the season, the Decorah girls basketball team (1-1, 0-0 NEIC), struggled to find a shooting stroke, falling 39-55 Tuesday night.

The Vikings fell behind to start the game 2-8 before battling back to tie the contest, still in the first. The Saints came back late in the quarter, taking a 16-10 lead. That lead expanded in the second quarter as the Vikings struggled to hit a shot. At the half, it was 35-16 Saints.

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