Patterson eclipses 1,000-points in loss to St. Joseph

Published 5:44 pm Saturday, January 18, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — Senior Alycia Patterson needed just four points to reach the 1,000-point plateau against host St. Joseph Friday night.

Patterson became the fifth Viking girls to reach that milestone on a 3-point in the first-half of Niles’ 59-54 loss to the Bears in SMAC West Division play.

Patterson would end the night with 22 points against St. Joseph, which opened up an 18-10 first-quarter advantage and was able to hold on to the lead throughout the contest.

Niles cut the deficit to 27-25 at halftime, but was down four points heading into the fourth quarter.

Amara Palmer led Niles and all scorers with 24 points. The loss drops the Vikings to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the West Division.

St. Joseph (6-4, 4-0 SMAC West) was led by Symone King’s 24 points. Emma Inman finished with 14 points.


Boys basketball

Visiting Niles could not hold on a 30-29 lead after three quarters, and fell to St. Joseph 47-42 Friday night.

The Bears (3-5, 2-1 SMAC West) led 11-8 after one quarter, while the two teams were tied at 24-24 at the intermission.

The Vikings (2-6, 1-2 SMAC West) were led by Brayden Lake’s 12 points. Cerious Wilson added 10 points and Mari Nichols eight.

St. Joseph got 12 points from Sam Simpson. Nick Borre and Griffin Shinrock both added eight points.