Playing the Kiowa County Mavericks in their second meeting in weeks, the Macksville Lady Mustangs basketball team fell behind by 16 halfway through, and even though the Lady Stangs out-scored Greensburg in the second half, it wasn't enough as they lost to the Mavericks in the non-league game 42-56 Friday evening at Greensburg.
Still, it could have been worse, considering the Lady Stangs first encounter playing Kiowa County at Larned's Keady Classic two week's earlier was a 22-53 loss.
With the Lady Stangs behind by six (8-14) after one quarter, the Mavericks doubled their lead over Macksville going into halftime leading 15-31.
The Mustangs fought back in the third quarter, out-scoring Greensburg by four 13-9. After that, both teams pretty much played even for the rest of the way, the Mavericks out-scoring the Stangs by two in the fourth 14-16, and 2A Greensburg taking the win 42-56.
Scoring for the Stangs was spread out with Macksville sophomore Tara Bunker getting 11, followed by senior Mindy Wood and junior Melissa Espino each with 7 points, seniors Kristina Murphy and Karissa Langlois with six each, and senior Keira Parr with five points.
Only two three-pointers were made all night with Macksville making all of them - Parr getting one along with Espino's three.
Poor shooting from the foul line hurt the Lady Stangs, making just 8-20. Greensburg didn't do much better, making just half of their's 14-28.
Macksville's next competition will be this Thursday at home playing against the Cunningham Wildcats.