HAMPTON - The St. Edmond girls had their 23-game North Central Conference win streak snapped Tuesday night, dropping a 57-45 decision to Hampton-Dumont.
The Gaels (3-1 overall, 3-1 in NCC) are the defending league champions after going a perfect 18-0 in conference play a season ago.
Anna Yung scored 22 points to lead St. Edmond, which was unable to climb out of a 32-21 halftime deficit to the Bulldogs (4-0, 3-0). The sophomore was 8-for-11 from the field.
"Hampton-Dumont is a little bit different of a team, as they played zone the entire game," SEHS head coach Scott Messerly said. "They are a big team, going 5-foot-11, 5-11, 6-0 across the line. They had a lot of second shot opportunities and we just couldn't match them.
"We were able to get the lead down to four, but just couldn't get over the hump."
Jaci Stumpf added five points and six assists for St. Edmond, while Alli Huss had eight points, eight rebounds and three steals.
HAMPTON-DUMONT 57, ST. EDMOND 45
St. Edmond - Maddie McCarville 3, Jaci Stumpf 5, Anna Yung 22, Hannah Lentsch 2, Brigid Hanley 1, Alli Huss 8, Madeline Baldwin 4.
Hampton-Dumont - Maggie Hanson 2, Jessica Speake 9, Jordan Prantner 13, Paige Wragge 7, Rachel Miller 4, Taryn Barz 22.
Quarter scores: H-D led 14-11, 32-21, 40-34.
"Anna had a real nice game, and Jaci handled the pressure as best she could," Messerly said. "We just had certain kids not make shots that typically do."
Taryn Barz, who entered the game averaging just under 13 points per night, scored 22 points. Jordan Prantner, a ninth-grader, added 13.
The Gaels will look to bounce back when they host Algona on Friday night. St. Edmond snapped a five-year run for the Bulldogs atop the league standings last season.