Daily Herald interactive 2009-2010 Girls' Basketball Focus
"We've been coming out strong - our problem has been sustaining it," said Drumtra. "We didn't win the fourth quarter (Batavia outscored St. Charles East 18-11) but we won the other three quarters. If you can do that, you're going to win your share of games."
Capitalizing on 13 first-half Bulldog turnovers, the Saints extended their lead to as many as 16 points in the second quarter - thanks to 3-pointers from Danielle Jordan, Baltes and Steph Roan.
St. Charles East led 29-15 at halftime.
"I thought we were very precise in the first half," said Drumtra. "We had a nice high-low game and really good execution especially against the zone (defense)."
Schnier, who had 12 second-half points and faced a challenge playing against 3 former AAU teammates (Bulls Elite), helped stretch the Saints' lead to 20 at 54-34 with 2:15 remaining.
"There's a little added incentive - I'm not going to lie," said Schnier. "When you're playing against people you know, you want to play your best."
Sara Fruendt and Maddie Sychta tallied 17 and 10 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs (11-10), who had their 4-game winning streak snapped.
"We turned the ball over too much in the first quarter and missed our layups," said Batavia coach Tim DeBruycker.
"You can't spot them a 10-point lead that early in the quarter. After that, I thought we did some counter-punching but every time we did that, they'd come down and hand it right back to us.
"We couldn't quite get over that hump to give them enough of a scare."