McLouth girls roll against Maranatha
MHS boys lose January opener
The McLouth High girls basketball team showed no signs of winter-break rust in a 56-27 victory over Maranatha Academy on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs hadn’t played in more than two weeks but handled the visitors in a 29-point rout.
Senior MHS guard Missy Rome led the team with 17 points. Kylie Shufflebarger added 14 and Cassidy Bristol finished with nine.
Early domination led to a huge advantage for McLouth (3-3). The Bulldogs outscored Maranatha 16-4 in the first quarter and 18-4 in the second to cruise to a cushy, 26-point halftime lead.
Jessie Troupe scored seven points for McLouth. Terri Stewart had six, Kaitlyn Hullinger had three and Logan Terry finished with two.
Maranatha 47, McLouth boys 34
The McLouth boys basketball team lost its first January game.
The Bulldogs (2-4) struggled to score points against Maranatha, especially in the first half, when they totaled seven.
Sophomore forward Gavin Swearngin led MHS with 12 points, but was the only player in double figures.
Junior Trevor Roberts scored six points, guards Shawn Dailey and Cole Batman chipped in five apiece, Alen Kramer had four and Tyler Drinnon finished with two.
The biggest difference in McLouth’s 13-point loss came in long-distance shooting. While Batman hit McLouth’s only three-pointer, Maranatha hit six, led by Bryan Thomas’ three treys.
The McLouth teams are scheduled to play on Friday at Jefferson County North.