Arlington held a six-point lead in the first two minutes of the game, but that lead was short lived. St Mary ended the first quarter leading 23-13 and continued to add to the lead at the end of each quarter. The lead grew to 39-24 by halftime. St Mary put the game out of reach in the third quarter. They outscored Arlington 26-11 for a 65-35 lead after three quarters of play.
St Mary shot 54% (30-56) from the field, 45% (9-20) from three-point area, and 91% (10-11) from the free-throw line. St Mary out-rebounded Arlington 37-28 and forced 17 Arlington turnovers while only committing eight themselves.
Three players had double-figures for St Mary. Connor Libis had 24 points, four steals, two rebounds, and two assists. Sam Palmer finished with 14 points, five rebounds, and four steals. Ty Brown had 11 points and two rebounds. Max Herber added eight points and five rebounds, and Ashaun Roach-Valandra had six points and four rebounds.
St Mary (13-3) will have a big Region 4B match-up with the Howard Tigers at home on Thursday, February 11th. The game can be seen on Big Sioux Media.