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Results from Maconaquah for Saturday, January 6th

Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Wabash 48 – 31

The Lady Braves fell to Wabash (who just won the Wabash County Tourney) a week ago.

Both teams battled and looked a little sluggish in the 1st quarter to find the basket. Wabash took a 6-5 lead going into the 2nd quarter.

In the 2nd quarter, the Lady Braves found their shooting touch and scored 18 points in that quarter. Miranda Stoll had 7 points and Bailey Carson had 5 points in that quarter. Wabash scored 12 points in that quarter with going 5-8 from the free throw line. But the Lady Braves took a 23-18 lead going into the halftime.

In the 3rd quarter, the Lady Braves struggle to get shots to fall but did a better job getting to the free throw line going 4 for 6 from the line. Wabash got scoring from four different players in that quarter helping to tie the game up 29-29 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

In the 4th quarter, the Lady Braves couldn’t get anything to fall and the Wabash went 11-13 from the free throw line to pull ahead and win 48-31.

The Lady Braves were led by Miranda Stoll with 11 points and “Impact Player of the Game”, Bailey Carson had 10 points. The Lady Braves also got scoring from Shaelyn Powell, Sydney Barnes, Addie Maiben, and Ireland Kile.

The Lady Braves players and coaches would like to thank the Maconaquah community for their support in raising money with our “Braves vs Cancer” event. Also, we would like to thank the Wabash fans for helping in out fundraising during the night.

The Lady Braves are back on the road Tuesday, January 9 at Pioneer with the JV game starting at 6:00 and the varsity to follow. The Lady Braves next home game is Saturday, January 13 for a varsity only game against Taylor starting at 1:30 pm.

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball beats Wabash 43 – 20 to move 13-0 on the season

The JV Lady Braves have been off since December 20 and it showed a little bit at the beginning of the game. Then once things got going they were able to pull away with the win.

The JV Lady Braves hit 7 three pointers in the game, coming from 4 different players. They also went 12-17 from free throw line.

The Lady Braves did a great job with their defense in the 2nd half outscoring Wabash 24-8 to ull away from their halftime lead of 19-12.

The JV Lady Braves were led scoring by Kasey Murry with 14 points, Aubrey Stoll with 10 points, Averie Maiben with 7 points, Gabby Griffis with 4 points, Delaney Betzner with 3 points and Mathea Foerland, Lillian Shear, both had 2 points and Jadyn Percival had 1 point.

The JV Lady Braves are now 13-0 overall and 5-0 in the TRC. Their next game is on the road at Pioneer on Tuesday, January 9 with a 6:00 tipoff.


Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Tipton 91 – 74

The Braves lost on the road at Tipton. After 10 games the Braves are 7-3 overall.2-1 TRC.

Coach Burrus Quotes: “We had our chances. We put up 43 points in the second half and lost by several. The first quarter really hurt our chances. We gave up 31 points. If we just hold them to 20 this is a totally different game. We had some kids really gut it out though. We had a lot of sickness. I liked how we kept fighting. Fuddy Kile scored 16 in the 2nd half. He hit 4 three point shots. Oakley Reeser played very well off the bench. He scored 8 and hit 2 three point shots. He also had 3 steals and 2 assists.Josiah Ball had 30, his average but he led us with 6 assists and 4 steals. AJ Kelly held Swan to 3 points in two quarters. We waited too long to have AJ guard him. Then, in the 4th we had to pressure because we were down too many and had to make things happen. AJ was sick and when asked he shut him down. Tipton is number 2 in 2A. They are really good but like I said, we had our chances.

Josiah Ball is already one point shy of 1000 points. His play for us has been incredible to be at this point. He has improved every season. He scored 20 points per game last year and has bumped that up to 30 points per game this year. I also want to credit everyone on our team who are unselfish players which allows Josiah to score at this high of a level. To score like this it takes a team. Friday night vs Peru Josiah Ball will join the 1000 point club. Make sure you are there to witness this history. Also, this Peru game is big! It would be great to have a big crowd for this showdown. The crowd at County was a major reason we were able to bring home the championship. Let’s protect our home court. See you Friday. “

Ball 30pts 7reb 6ast 4st

Kile 18pts 2bl 3st 3reb 1ast

Kelly 15pts 4reb 4ast

Reeser 8pts 3st 2ast 1reb

Miller 3pts 1reb

Zeiser 2reb 2ast

Ellis 2reb 1st

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