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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Eagles don’t skip a beat

Stacy Remer picked up right where she left off.

The East Grand Forks Sacred Heart senior guard went over the 1,000-point mark against Climax-Fisher on Monday. On Tuesday, she added 23 points to her career total to lead East Grand Forks Sacred Heart to a 69-58 win over Warren-Alvarado-Oslo.

“She works hard every game and every practice,” said Sacred Heart coach Joann Remer. “She is one of our two seniors, so her leadership is important to our team.”

Two of Remer’s points came at a key moment toward the end of the first half — a putback with 11 seconds remaining to give Sacred Heart a convincing 31-20 halftime lead.

Not far behind Remer was her sister, sophomore forward Michele Remer. She netted 22 points.

The Sacred Heart coach said the offensive performances by the sisters and her daughters were due in large part to excellent teamwork.

“The girls played really well together,” said the Sacred Heart coach. “They almost had too much teamwork at times by trying to pass to each other in tight spaces when they should have just shot the ball.”

Sacred Heart was able to generate a lot of scoring opportunities, not only by teamwork, but by playing an up-tempo style, which is something Warren-A-O attempted to stop by slowing the pace.

The pace seemed familiar to Remer, as the Ponies utilized the same game plan two weeks ago in a 59-52 home loss against Sacred Heart.

“They tried to slow us down a little bit tonight,” said Joann Remer. “Our goal was to speed the pace up a little, but make sure to get out on their shooters, which is something we didn’t do last time.”

Some of those shooters came through for the Ponies again. Cassidy Mercil led W-A-O with 18 points. Breanna Tescher and Kaely DeMars each added 10.

Sacred Heart remained undefeated at 12-0 and will meet rival East Grand Forks Senior High on Thursday night at Senior High.