Valley Falls overpowers MHS girls at DVL
Valley Falls prevented the McLouth High girls basketball team from climbing to .500 before the winter break.
The Dragons defeated the Bulldogs, 42-20, on Friday in a consolation game at the Delaware Valley League Tournament.
McLouth stayed with Valley Falls in the first half. VFHS led by just three after the first quarter, 11-8, and by six, 20-14, at intermission. The third quarter, however, is what doomed McLouth. The Bulldogs were outscored 13-3 as the Dragons went on to win. The loss dropped McLouth to 1-3 on the season.
McLouth was 6-for-9 from the free-throw line, while Valley Falls went 4-for-11. Heaven Mills was McLouth's top scorer. She had eight points on the day.
The Bulldogs did pick up a win in the DVL Tournament with a 31-20 victory against Jackson Heights on Dec. 6.
McLouth's next basketball game will be after winter break. The Bulldogs will play Jan. 3 at Oskaloosa.
The team will be on the road again Jan. 6 at Horton and Jan. 13 at Bishop Seabury in Lawrence. McLouth won't play at home again until Jan. 13 against Valley Falls.
Valley Falls 42, McLouth 20
Score by quarters
Valley Falls 11 9 13 9 -- 42
McLouth 8 6 3 3 --0
Valley Falls -- Brevitz 15, Allen 6, Bunde 6, Evans 5, Massey 4, Shannon 4, Robinson 2.
McLouth -- Mills 8, Thompson 4, Roberts 3, Annis 2, Shaver 2, Farris 1.