St. Francis Opens "She Got Game" Classic With 60-47 Win Over Kell
On Friday, the annual "She Got Game" girls basketball classic got underway at Wheeler High School and featured some of the the southeast region's top girls basketball programs and some of the nation's top girls basketball recruits. Some of those recruits were featured in the St. Francis Knights and Kell Longhorns match up, which was game that had two of the 2019 Georgia High School Association girls basketball state championship runner ups going head to head. In the first quarter, the Longhorns would get off to a quick start as they would go up by as many as nine when they led 13-9, but St. Francis would close out the period with a 5-0 run to trail 13-9 at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, Kell would outscore St. Francis 15-14 and would take a 28-23 lead into the locker room in at the half. However, in the third quarter, the Knights would find their rhythm as Mississippi State commit, Mia Moore (24 points) would lead the charge to help St. Francis tie the game 42-42 heading into the fourth quarter. In the final quarter of play, the Knights' defense would turn up as well as they held Kell to just five points in the quarter while scoring 18 to pick up the 60-47 win. St. Francis sophomore Erica Moon would finish with nine points in the win. Following the win, St. Francis head coach Aisha Kennedy said she had to remind her girls to play their game, "I think when you play a three point shooting team, the girls start to think, 'oh I want to shoot three's too', and that's not our strength," Kennedy said. She went on to add that she reminded them that they are a "paint and penetration team" and that they just need to get back to what they "do best". Watch highlights from the game below now!