Bulldog boys rebound to beat Eagles at home
Following a rough outing in Tuesday’s home opener against Jefferson County North, McLouth High boys basketball coach Jason Schroeder felt his team had something to prove. The Bulldogs answered Schroeder’s call in a Friday visit from Maranatha Christian Academy, and the results spoke for themselves.
Powered by 25 points by senior Carter Gish, MHS got back in the win column with a 56-48 victory against the Eagles.
“We knew we didn’t play well against JCN,” Schroeder said. “(The win) was good for our confidence and it showed us that we can guard people.”
McLouth went down to the wire against MCA in both of last year’s meetings, but took control early in Friday’s contest. The Bulldogs took a 34-21 lead at halftime and held off a late charge to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Gish, who also scored nine points against JCN, sunk 10 of the Bulldogs’ 15 field goals.
“I was pretty proud of him. (Maranatha) had a 6-9 kid, but Carter was up to the challenge,” Schroeder said. “He did a great job on defense. He stayed out of foul trouble, so the kid had to really work hard to get the ball. Offensively, he took his time with the ball. He took a few bad shots, but for the most part, he was aggressive.”
Fellow senior Marc Walbridge joined Gish in double figures with 12 points.
The Bulldogs will wrap up a three-game homestand Tuesday against Atchison.