McLouth boys win third straight, girls continue to struggle
Carter Gish scored a team-high 21 points and the McLouth High boys won their third straight game with a 68-65 victory Friday against Jackson Heights.
The Bulldogs (9-7, 6-3 Delaware Valley League) took a 35-29 lead at halftime and didn't allow the Cobras to gain any momentum after the break. MHS hung on to win despite allowing the highest point total by any opponent this season.
Gish, who has scored more than 20 points in each of his last three games, was one of four Bulldogs to reach double figures. Drew Cerny scored 13 points, while Nick McAferty and Marc Walbridge each added 10.
The McLouth girls fell behind by 18 points at halftime and never recovered in a 66-30 loss to JHHS. The Bulldogs (3-13, 1-8) have lost their last three games since defeating Oskaloosa on Jan. 26.
Kayla Steffey scored 11 points and Kaitlyn Hullinger added eight for MHS. Jackson Heights had three players in double figures.
At halftime of the boys game, Gish and Hullinger were named the school's 2013 King and Queen of Courts. The Bulldogs will hit the road Tuesday for a DVL clash with Atchison County Community High School.