Archive for Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bulldogs place fourth at tourney

January 25, 2006

McLouth High's tournament future looked promising after the first round of the Bulldogs' home tournament last week.

MHS defeated Maranatha, 59-46, thanks to four players scoring in double figures. The win set up a rematch with Jefferson County North in the semifinals. Earlier in the season, JCN defeated McLouth in a game that MHS led at halftime.

The result of the rematch, unfortunately for McLouth, was the same. The Chargers, this time, outscored the Bulldogs in every quarter on their way to a 51-33 victory.

That loss set up another rematch for McLouth in the third-place game against Oskaloosa, McLouth's arch-rival. In the team's first meeting this season, at Oskaloosa, McLouth led much of the game before the Bears stormed back for a three-point victory.

The second meeting turned out to be far less exciting.

Oskaloosa held a 36-12 lead at the intermission and had a 58-19 lead after three quarters. McLouth did outscore Oskaloosa in the final quarter, but the Bears already had the game well in hand. OHS won, 62-36, and dropped McLouth to 4-7 on the year. Oskaloosa improved to 7-5.

In the championship game, Bishop Ward and Jefferson County North played an overtime period before Ward escaped with a 52-49 win.

Overall, the tournament had four games decided by five points or less, and two of those games went into overtime.

The McLouth boys will resume their season with a home game Friday against St. Mary's Academy.

The McLouth girls carry a 2-7 record into the Jefferson County North tournament this week.

McLouth line scores

McLouth 59, Maranatha 46

Score by quarters

McLouth 59, Maranatha 46

McLouth 17 15 15 12 -- 59
Maranatha 10 19 12 5 -- 46

Individual scoring

McLouth -- Lamborn 1, Booth 17, K. Stewart 6, Keling 11, Wise 4, Steffey 10, Kelley 10.
Maranatha -- Wilson 6, Williams 9, Hannon 5, Wallace 4, Nelson 7, Johnson 5, Toothman 4, Hornbaker 2, Quick 4.

JCN 51, McLouth 33

Score by quarters

JCN 12 7 15 17 -- 51
McLouth 8 3 12 10 -- 33

Individual scoring

JCN -- Daigh 4, O'Neill 6, Stewart 1, Finley 2, Babcock 4, Weishaar 21, Kraxner 5, Fischer 8.
McLouth -- L. Lamborn 3, Booth 8, K. Stewart 4, S. Lamborn 2, Keling 4, Wise 2, Steffey 4, Kelley 6.

Oskaloosa 62, McLouth 36

Score by quarters

Oskaloosa 15 21 22 4 -- 62
McLouth 7 5 7 17-- 36

Individual scoring

Oskaloosa -- Heston 5, Mitchell 3, Robbins 2, Weis 5, Crawford 8, Ke. Spence 2, McGinnis 9, Ka. Spence 2, Metzger 7, Sharon 2, C. Heston 17

McLouth -- L. Lamborn 5, Booth 3, K. Stewart 5, S. Lamborn 8, M. Stewart 2, Keling 2, Wise 2, Steffey 1, Kelley 2, Rome 2, Smith 4.

McLouth Invitational

First round

Jeff Co. North 54, Atchison Co. 39

McLouth 59, Maranatha 46

Bishop Ward 85, Valley Falls 56

Oskaloosa 64, Perry-Lecompton 50

Semifinals

Jeff County North 51, McLouth 33

Bishop Ward 63, Oskaloosa 52

Consolation semifinals

Maranatha 45, Atchison County 40

Perry 61, Valley Falls 55 (OT)

Medal round

Seventh place

Atchison County 45, Valley Falls 44

Fifth place

Perry-Lecompton 54, Maranatha 45

Third place

Oskaloosa 62, McLouth 36

Championship

Bishop Ward 52, JCN 49 (OT)

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