Pleasant Ridge, Wathena teams sweep MHS on Bulldogs’ court
Although McLouth High was tied with Wathena at halftime, the boys team couldn't push past the Wildcats in Delaware Valley League action Jan. 31 at McLouth.
The teams were tied at 32 at the intermission, but WHS pulled ahead by five in the third quarter and kept that lead in the fourth for a 66-58 victory.
Three McLouth players scored in double figures -- Kevin Stewart with 14, Jimmy Steffey with 13 and Trevor Keling with 12 -- but the Bulldogs didn't pull out the win. Meanwhile, four Wathena players scored in double figures.
MHS posted four three-pointers compared to Wathena's two. McLouth went 10-for-19 from the free-throw line, compared to Wathena's 16-for-25 shooting.
Pleasant Ridge outlasts MHS
Although the Bulldogs stayed with the Rams for a quarter, Pleasant Ridge went on a tear the rest of the game and picked up a 66-44 win. Pleasant Ridge, which improved to 11-3, outscored MHS, 15-6, in the second quarter.
The Rams' Chris Barnes had a game-high 22 as two other PRHS players scored in double figures. Keling was McLouth's top scorer with 14.
The Bulldogs fell to 4-10 with the loss. McLouth played at home Tuesday against Troy and will play Friday at Doniphan West. The team also will be on the road Tuesday at Jefferson County North.
Wathena 66, McLouth 58
Score by quarters
Wathena 17 15 16 18 -- 66
McLouth 19 13 11 15 -- 58
Wathena -- Koeliker 10, Lewis 10, Long 6, McQuillan 10, Hawkins 2, Rohde, 4, Nelson 15, Elder 9.
McLouth -- L. Lamborn 5, Booth 9, K. Stewart 14, Keling 12, Steffey 13, Kelley 5.
MHS girls basketball
After scoring just eight points in the first half, the McLouth High girls basketball team faced a 19-point halftime deficit Jan. 31 against Wathena. It didn't get any better for the Bulldogs in the second half.
Wathena outscored McLouth in the third and fourth quarters on its way to a 57-21 win.
The Wildcats had 10 players score in the victory and scored four three-pointers.
On Friday, McLouth played a Pleasant Ridge team that, like MHS, had just two wins.
The Rams, though, didn't allow for a close game. Pleasant Ridge won, 47-26, and improved to 2-2 in the Delaware Valley League and 3-10 overall.
McLouth, meanwhile, still is searching for its first league win. The Bulldogs fell to 0-5 in the DVL and 2-12 overall with the loss to the Rams.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs battled Troy at home and will travel Friday to Doniphan West where the Mustangs are 14-2.
And on Tuesday, the squad travels to Jefferson County North. The Chargers are 3-12 on the season.
Wathena 57, McLouth 21
Score by quarters
Wathena 14 13 22 8 -- 57
McLouth 4 4 10 3 -- 21
McLouth -- Thompson 8, Mills 2, Annis 2, Poll 2, Farris 1, Kitterman 6.
Wathena -- Hontz 12, Nold 4, Root 3, Adkins 11, Koehler 5, Wyatt 9, Elder 1, Wyatt 8, Ryser 2, Barger 2.