MMCRU girls beat CC-E; Boys fall in overtime

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Senior Zack Bonnstetter launches a jump shot over the Clay Central-Everly defenders. (Photo by MMCRU Journalism)

EVERLY — The MMCRU girls basketball team picked up the regular season sweep of Clay Central-Everly on Monday, January 29, knocking off the Mavericks 56-45. The team won the first meeting by a score of 53-31.

A close game at halftime as the Royals held a one point lead, MMCRU pulled away with a strong third quarter where they outscored their opponent by eight.

Aliyah Jackson and Megan Loutsch each ended with 11 points to lead the team. Loutsch had nine of her points come on a trio of 3-pointers.

Royal junior Andrew Prescott drives to the hoop in MMCRU’s action against CCE. (Photo by MMCRU Journalism)

Gretchen Ruba ended with nine points with six coming at the free-throw line and the remaining points on a 3-pointer. She also had five rebounds and two steals.

Haley Schwarz led the team with seven rebounds and had the same number of points.

Aspen Woodall, Madison Treinen and Kaelee Letsche all ended with five points.

Senior Aliyah Jackson and a Clay Central player struggle for the rebound in MMCRU’s win over the Mavericks. (Photo by MMCRU Journalism)

It was a close game throughout and it took an extra few minutes to decide the outcome as Clay Central-Everly won 64-62 over MMCRU in overtime.

The Mavericks avenged their loss to the Royals in the earlier meeting which was a 64-58 final.

Chris Schmid led MMCRU with 27 points, just two shy of his season-high. He hit all four of the team’s 3-pointers and had nine rebounds.

MMCRU sophomore Faith Olson looks to score with the reverse layup at Everly in recent War Eagle Conference action. (Photo by MMCRU Journalism)

Hunter Tentinger ended with a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He also led the team with three steals.

Zack Bonnstetter ended with nine points and eight boards.

The Royals struggled shooting the ball with a 29 percent success rate and went just 4-of-22 (18 percent) from 3-point range.