MHS girls handed 3 losses
The Mendota Lady Trojans struggled mightily to put the ball in the basket and the result was a 44-14 loss to Hall in Three Rivers Conference play on Jan. 19 at Spring Valley.
The Lady Trojans had a good first quarter when they scored nine points and trailed by just a 12-9 count heading to the second period. But as it turned out, Mendota managed to score just five more points over the final three frames, including being shut out in the third stanza.
Reanna Brant topped the team with seven points, while Naitzy Garcia led with nine rebounds.
Former Big Northern Conference opponent Stillman Valley posted a 61-19 victory over the Lady Trojans on Jan. 21 at Stillman Valley.
Mendota found itself in a 23-7 hole after the opening stanza and was down 35-12 at the break.
Brant paced Mendota with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
“We had a much better effort at both ends of the court than we’ve had in the last few games, Stillman Valley was just a much better team,” stated Mendota coach John Hansen.
A huge second quarter propelled St. Bede to a 56-36 verdict over Mendota in conference play on Jan. 23 at the MHS gym.
Mendota (4-20, 1-8) led 7-4 after the first period, but St. Bede erupted for 25 second-quarter points compared to just eight points for the Lady Trojans. The Lady Bruins led 40-27 after three frames.
“I thought we played well, but a sloppy second quarter cost us,” explained Hansen.
Brant paced Mendota with 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Jenner supplied eight points and four steals.