The Macksville Lady Mustangs basketball team fell 42-56 Friday evening at Greensburg.
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.