McLouth basketball teams sweep Immaculata
Bulldogs will host JCN on Friday
The McLouth High girls have consecutive wins for the first time this season after Tuesday's 51-31 win against Leavenworth-Immaculata.
The Bulldogs (5-12) raced out to a 16-3 lead after one quarter and extended their advantage to 24 at the break, 34-10. The Raiders did little to cut into the deficit in the second half.
Kayla Steffey had a big night in the win, leading all scorers with 27 points. Meghan Jackson joined her in double figures with 10.
MHS will be back at home Friday against Jefferson County North, which entered the week undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state Class 2A poll. The Chargers defeated the Bulldogs in their first meeting on Dec. 10 at JCN, 81-23.
MCLOUTH BOYS 65, IMMACULATA 54
The Bulldogs trailed by 11 points after one quarter, but roared back for their 10th win of the season.
MHS (10-7) found itself on the wrong side of a 19-8 score at the start of the second quarter, but reeled off 26 points in the period to take a one-point lead at halftime, 34-33. The Bulldogs extended their lead to three at the end of the third quarter and pulled away in the final eight minutes.
Jack Courtney led all scorers with 12 points, while Drew Cerny, Nick McAferty and Nic Bair each added 11.
The Bulldogs will try to avenge a 78-55 loss they suffered earlier this season at JCN when they welcome the Chargers to town Friday.