Lots of overtime in McLouth
Rome breaks MHS single-game scoring mark
McLouth High fans got a lot of free basketball on Friday night.
The Bulldogs’ girls and boys teams went to overtime with visiting Immaculata.
The MHS girls won in triple overtime, 76-71, and the boys fell, 65-59, in double overtime.
McLouth’s girls (5-4) were up 11 points in the fourth quarter but Immaculata hit four consecutive desperation threes to force overtime.
With that momentum, the visitors led by five early in the first extra period, but a late Terri Stewart three-pointer helped force the game into a second OT.
MHS pulled away in the third overtime, outscoring Immaculata 8-3.
With three extra stanzas, Missy Rome scored 39 points to lead the team to victory. That scoring outburst was enough to eclipse a 30-year-old school record for points in a game set by Devy McHenry in 1980. That year, McHenry scored 37 in a game.
Of course, Rome didn’t do all the scoring. Kylie Shufflebarger had 14 points, Stewart and Morgan Drinnon each added eight and Cassidy Bristol finished with seven.
Cole Batman led the McLouth boys (2-7) with 20 points.
Trevor Roberts scored 13, Alen Kramer added eight and Gavin Swearngin finished with seven.
The overtime contests were on the back end of back-to-back nights of basketball for the Bulldogs squads.
The teams traveled to Jefferson County North on Thursday for makeup games.
The girls lost, 51-35. The boys also fell, 41-31.
McLouth’s girls are idle until Friday, when they travel to Kansas City East Christian.
The MHS boys, however, play host to the McLouth Invitational this week, which begins for them with a 7:45 p.m. Tuesday game against Bishop Seabury.