The Lady Mustangs had a hard time with Macksville taking a 33-60 loss.

The Macksville Lady Stangs lost to the St. John-Hudson Lady Tigers 33-60 at Macksville last Friday night. Earlier on Tuesday, the Stangs traveled to Otis-Bison and took another loss 40-54.

Against St. John, the game was close in the first as the Lady Stangs’s Jenna Russell nailed two 3-pointers, Jennifer Ortiz made a basket, Wright went 2/2 from the line, and BrayLynn Anshutz made a free throw, the Stangs behind 11-14.

Except for Lyset Ibarra’s lone basket in the second, everything else came from the line. Anshutz went 3/4, both Wright and Ortiz went 2/2, and Russell and Lyset Ibarra each made a free throw, the score at the half with the Stangs down by 10, 22-32.

Russell nailed her third 3-point in the third along with Wright who nailed one too. Denise Galan made an old fashion three, the score after three 31-47.

The big difference was in the fourth as the Stangs could only muster up two points, while the Tigers added 13.

The Lady Stangs take a 33-60 loss from the Tigers.

Scoring for the Stangs were Russell with 10 points, Wright 7, Ortiz 6, Anshutz 4, Lyset Ibarra 3, and Galan with 3.

The very first quarter most likely made the difference in the outcome when the Lady Stangs played the Otis-Bison Cougars last Tuesday at Otis, the Macksville gals taking a 40-54 loss from the Cougars.

Down by 12 starting out 5-17, the Stangs spent the rest of the game trying to make up the difference, but it didn’t work out that way. Both teams scored 11 points each in the second, the score 16-28 at the half.

In the third, the Lady Stangs fell farther behind as the Cougars added four points to their lead, the score going into the final quarter 30-46.

The Stangs scored ten to the Cougars eight in the fourth, Macksville loses 40-54.

Scoring for the Stangs were Anshutz with 13 points, Wright with 9, Lyset Ibarra 9, Russell 6, and Ortiz with 3.

“Tuesday night’s game against Otis-Bison was tough, they are a well-balanced team with a tough inside game” said Macksville head basketball coach Chet Skinner. We struggled to defend the entire floor and they were able to execute well on offense.”

Skinner continued saying, “Tonight was an ugly game, we played awful and they were able to execute inside and outside. We had too many turnovers and gave up too many second chance opportunities to keep this one close.”

“We look to finish the regular season with Hodgeman County on a good note.”