McLouth boys down Maranatha, girls falter late
The McLouth High boys basketball team is back on the winning track after an 88-73 victory Thursday against Maranatha Academy.
After battling to a 9-9 tie after one quarter, the Bulldogs (2-3) erupted for 24 points in the second to take a 33-24 lead at halftime. They stretched their advantage to 15 by the end of the third and didn't allow MCA to mount a comeback attempt in the final period.
Drew Cerny led MHS with 22 points and Nic Bair added 20 in the win, which came two days after an 82-33 loss to Bishop Seabury Academy. They were joined in double figures by Nick McAferty, Dylan Dover and Wyatt Hermann, who had 15, 14 and 10 points, respectively.
MHS will continue its stretch of three games in five days tonight at Leavenworth-Immaculata.
Maranatha girls 55, McLouth 47
McLouth held a two-point lead after three quarters, but couldn't hang on late in an eight-point loss to the Eagles.
Two days removed from a 37-28 loss to Seabury, the Bulldogs (1-4) looked to right the ship when they sprinted out to a 31-22 halftime lead. MCA cut the lead to two by the end of the third, though, and outscored MHS in the final period, 18-8.
Kayla Steffey accounted for nearly half of the Bulldogs' scoring, leading all players with 22 points. Konner Patterson and Angela Dailey added seven and six points, respectively.