The St. Joseph High girls basketball team was edged out, 46-45, by Mansfield (Mass.) in the first round of the Notre Dame Appalachian Christmas Tournament in Fairfield on Thursday.

Erin Johnson and Mairead Donahue scored 10 points each for the Cadets (1-6), who took a 17-11 lead in the first quarter and was in front 29-24 at the half.

Mansfield won the third (12-10) and fourth (10-6) periods.

Lauren Della Vecchia scored eight points, Shannon O’Meara and Bridgette Sharnick had six points each, Donahue had 10 rebounds, and Johnson had 10 boards and five blocked shot.