Bulldog boys defeat Wathena, Valley Falls
Just five McLouth players scored against Valley Falls on Friday, but with three in double figures, the Bulldogs improved to 2-1 with a 54-39 win against the Dragons.
McLouth jumped to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter. MHS again played well in the second, holding VF to another seven points in that quarter. McLouth led 31-14 at halftime. The Dragons outscored the Bulldogs, 12-9, in the third, but a 14-13 edge in the fourth preserved the win.
Mike Rome scored a game-high 16 for MHS, while Trevor Keling and Ryan Smith each scored 12.
Earlier in the week, McLouth helped Jason Schroeder earn his first win as a head coach with a 50-39 win against Wathena.
McLouth led by just five at halftime, but the third quarter, in which WHS scored only four points, was decisive. MHS stayed consistent in its scoring with 12 in the first and second quarters and 13 in the third and fourth quarters.
Keling scored a game-high 18, while Andrew Booth scored 13.
McLouth shot almost 41 percent (18-for-44) from the field, while Wathena's field goal percentage was just above 28 percent (13-for-46).
The Bulldogs were 0-for-5 from three-point land, while the Wildcats were 3-for-11 (27 percent).
From the free-throw line, MHS was 14-for-26 (53.8 percent) and Wathena 10-for-16 (62.5 percent).
McLouth had the most success inside, scoring 28 points in the paint to 16 for Wathena.
The Bulldogs played Maranatha on Tuesday in Shawnee and will play St. Mary's on Monday in a make-up game. It will be the final game of 2006 for MHS.
MHS 54, VALLEY FALLS 39
Score by quarters
McLouth 19 12 9 14 -- 54
Valley Falls 7 7 12 13 -- 39
MHS -- Booth 9, Stewart 5, Keling 12, Rome 16, Smith 12.
Valley Falls -- Streeter 3, Brown 3, Wynkoop 2, McKnight 7, Nottingham 6, Cook 5, Kearney 2, Wessel 3, Massen 6, Breese 2.