Macksville was overpowered by Central Plains and lost 59-27.
Going to Central Plains to play basketball isn’t usually a fun time for just about any visiting team, and the Macksville Mustangs once again found that out, losing to the Oilers 27-59 last Friday night.
Going by quarters, the Mustangs fell behind 6-9 after one, 13-28 at the half, 21-46 after three, and 27-59.
In the first quarter, Mackville’s Kody Mead made two baskets, and Karson Waters made one.
Mead added two more baskets in the second, and Darien Miller nailed a 3- pointer.
Kaleb Lickiss led the scoring in the third, first nailing a 3-pointer and then made a basket. Mead made another basket, and Waters went 1-2 from the line. In the final quarter, Waters made a basket and 2-3 from the line. Mead made a basket.
High scorer was Mead with 12 points, followed by Waters with seven, Lickiss with 5 and Miller with 3.
Stats: as a team, the Mustangs went 11/34 in field goals for 32 percent. Mead went 6/11 for 55 percent, Lickiss 2/7 for 29 percent, Waters 2/8 for 25 percent, and Miller 1/4 for 25 percent.
Three point goals: team, 2-11 for 18 percent. Lickiss 1-1 for 100 percent, and Miller 1/3 for 33 percent.
Rebounds: team 5 offensive, 11 defensive. Mead 6, Waters 5, Lickiss 2, Miller 1. Grant Frink 1, Harley Blaske 1.
Steals: team 3. Frink 2, Lickiss 1.
Assists: team 7. Blaske 2, Simon Acosta 1, Mead 1, Frink 1, Lickiss 1.
Turnovers: team 17. Fouls 15.
“We played hard and were very patient the first quarter but then got be- hind and were forced to do some things we didn't want to do” said Macksville head coach Jeff Kuckelman. “We got in some foul trouble that put us in a bad situation against a very good team. We did not shoot well enough to have a chance against them. They are very strong and can shoot the ball well which makes them very tough to guard.”
Next in line will be the St. John Lions Club Mid- Winter Classic on January 15th, 17th-19th.