MHS girls continue to struggle, fall to Maranatha
The rough start got a little rougher for the McLouth High girls, who dropped their second straight home game Friday against Maranatha Christian Academy, 47-27.
The Bulldogs (1-2), who went 2-0 against MCA last season, managed just 11 points in the first half and couldn’t recover down the stretch. The Eagles led by 11 points at the break and didn’t allow any sort of comeback attempt in the final two quarters.
“We just shot the ball really poorly,” coach Lindsey Graf said. “I think we were under 25 percent on the night, so that didn’t help.”
Junior Kayla Steffey led MHS for the second consecutive game with 12 points. As a team, the Bulldogs made just eight free throws and went 5-of-19 from the line.
Graf’s squad will be back on its home floor Tuesday for a non-league meeting with Atchison. The Bulldogs will try to snap a string of back-to-back losses, which started last Tuesday with a 69-14 loss to reigning state champion Jefferson County North.
“Our overall attitude is something that we work on every day in terms of confidence and a level of work ethic,” Graf said. “There was some spirited conversation after the Maranatha game. I think the kids are starting to understand what we expect from them. They’re really starting to talk about the right things in terms of priorities.”