McLouth boys win by 16
With a 61-45 victory over Doniphan West on Saturday, the McLouth High boys basketball team has matched its win total from last season.
The Bulldogs got in the win column for the second time this year, coach Jason Schroeder said, by playing 32 minutes of solid basketball.
“Saturday was the first time that we were able to put four quarters together,” the coach said of the 16-point victory.
The game was tied at 13 after the first quarter, but MHS (2-3) turned up its defense in the second and third, holding DWHS to six points in each period.
In the meantime, McLouth was executing on offense to outscore the Mustangs 30-12 through that stretch.
“Offensively, our ball movement was great,” Schroeder said. “We were giving up good shots for better ones, and we also went 18-of-22 from the (free-throw) line.”
Senior guard Cole Batman led the foul-line charge, going 13-for-14 at the stripe, en route to a team-high 24 points.
Junior forward Trevor Roberts added 12 points. Shawn Dailey and Gavin Swearngin chipped in six apiece.
Swearngin led the team with 10 rebounds while Dailey and Batman each dished out three assists.
The win gave McLouth seventh place in the Delaware Valley League Tournament.
McLouth is idle until Jan. 5, when the team plays host to Maranatha Academy.