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Prep roundup: Puff, Ginsberg guide Geneva girls gymnasts

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

GENEVA – Ashley Puff scored a 36.95 in the all-around Monday, edging teammate Grace Ginsberg (35.95) for top honors as the Geneva girls gymnastics team defeated Neuqua Valley, 145.45-123.1 in an Upstate Eight Conference dual.

The Vikings’ Dominique Brognia was first in the bars with a 9.35, the same score with which Megan Beitzel won the vault and Puff took the beam.

Puff’s 9.45 floor exercise also led the Vikings.

St. Francis girls hoops wins on road

WOODSTOCK – The St. Francis girls basketball team overcame a rough night at the free-throw line to edge Marian Central, 54-43, on Monday in Suburban Christian Conference Gold play.

The Spartans (10-9, 5-1 SCC Gold) went 15 for 35 from the foul line, but a strong start and consistent defense helped balance things out.

“I’m a little disappointed in that showing at the line,” St. Francis coach Mike Phillips said. “But we led from the beginning and ended up with a conference win in a tough place to play.”

St. Francis senior guard Kate Slattery scored a game-high 25 points.

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