Archive for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

McLouth girls win pair at DVL tourney

December 16, 2008

The McLouth High girls basketball team picked up its second win in a row and its second victory of the season Saturday at the Delaware Valley League Tournament in Oskaloosa, defeating Jackson Heights, 62-57.

McLouth juniors Missy Rome and Kylie Shufflebarger put up crazy stat lines for the Bulldogs to help MHS edge Jackson Heights.

Rome led MHS (2-2) in the scoring column with 20 points and also filled the stat sheet with seven assists, nine rebounds and six steals. Shufflebarger’s numbers were just as impressive. The 5-foot-10 forward scored 12 points, passed out seven assists, grabbed 10 boards and had seven steals.

But the two received plenty of help from their teammates as well, which was important for MHS because it went two straight games to open the season with just three players — Rome, Shufflebarger and Cassidy Bristol — scoring.

Junior forward Bristol again contributed, scoring 13 points and securing nine rebounds. However, freshman Morgan Drinnon scored in double-figures for the first time in her young MHS career, scoring 14 points to go with a pair of assists and three boards. Freshman guard Terri Stewart chipped in three points and three rebounds.

The McLouth Bulldogs picked up their first victory of the season at the DVL tourney Thursday night with a 57-35 win against Doniphan West.

After having just three players score in each of McLouth’s first two contests (both losses), eight Bulldogs entered the scoring column in the win.

Rome led the way with 20 points and Shufflebarger scored 12 of her 16 in the second half after spending much of the first half in foul trouble, as did the Bulldogs’ other starting post, Bristol, who finished with two points.

While Rome, Shufflebarger and Bristol had accounted for all of the Bulldogs’ points entering the game, freshman Caroline Overbaugh became the first other MHS player to score this season when she had a bucket in the second quarter.

Stewart scored five points, Drinnon added nine, sophomore Logan Terry had two and senior Haley Holwick hit a free throw.

The Bulldogs don't play again until Jan. 6 when they travel to Shawnee to take on Maranatha Academy.

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