Shooting nearly 44% from the field the Saints took a commanding lead in the first half and never let up. The Saints used a 16 - 0 run starting at the 8 minute mark in the half to build a 17 point lead on the visiting Cardinals.
"It took us awhile to get started on the defensive side, but once we switched to a 2 - 3 zone we really established our defensive presence," said Head Coach Steve Baumgartner. "That helped ignited our offense as we scored over 20 points in a 7 minute stretch to end the half. After their dominance over us the past couple of years it was nice to get a good win like that on our home court."