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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • MMS Basketball vs. Marshall

  • Seventh grade boys and girls seen action
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  • The Mexico Middle School seventh grade basketball teams took on the Marshall Owls on Tuesday.
    The seventh grade girls basketball team beat the Marshall Owls 23-14 at home in Mexico.
    "We really bounced back from the previous game at Bowling Green," Mexico coach Stephanie Robinett said. "The girls played the game I knew they could play."
    The Bulldogs improve to 7-2 with the win.
    The Bulldogs led the Owls early, 6-4 at the end of the first quarter and 10-6 at the half. The Owls fought back in the third quarter to keep it close, 15-13, heading into the fourth but the Bulldogs added eight points while holding the Owls to one to take the win.
    "We'll still need more rebounding, especially on offense so we can get multiple shot attempts," Robinett said. "Allison Mundy played great defense on Marshall's strong player. All of the girls played well and contributed something to the game."
    Aaryn Sampo was the Bulldogs' leading scorer with nine points.
    The seventh grade boys did not fare as well against the Owls, falling 34-27 on the road.
    The Bulldogs trailed 13-4 at the end of the first quarter and 20-13 heading into the half.
    "Tonight we came out flat in the first quarter but managed to keep the game within striking distance all night," Mexico coach Brandon Schafer said. "We made a run in the fourth to cut the lead to five, but we couldn't overcome the deficit. Our half-court defense really stepped up big again tonight, allowing us to stay in the game. We need to work on our transition defense and making shots at the basket."
    Cole Whalen was the Bulldogs' leading scorer with eight points. Taylor Bledsoe had six points, Jake Sims had five and Jasean White had four points. Tony Hall and Cody Cannon contributed two points each for the Bulldogs.
    Both the seventh grade girls and boys travel to Troy tonight.
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