Sometimes individuals performances are far from indicative as to how a girls varsity basketball team actually performed.
For Mexico on Tuesday at Moberly in North Central Missouri Conference competition that was exactly the case because even though Reghan Smith had 13 points, two rebounds and a steal and Taylor Sherrow added seven points, three boards and two assists, the Lady Bulldogs still lost 63-37.
"Moberly's shooters weren't hitting from three in the first half, but in the second half they hit three in third and two in the fourth," said coach Ed Costley. "Smith continues to find her groove and Sherrow played solid for us giving us a unique look to our offensive attack."
Also coming through for the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points, seven rebounds, a block and one assist was Adria Costley, Raigan Playter scored four with three rebounds and two assists and Rachel Kristofferson chipped in with a point. Catie Bledoe had two rebounds and Mackenzie Davis posted and assist and one board, as well.
"Being shorthanded without starter (Logan Blevins) was a difference as we didn't get many offensive boards at times and it forced us into small rotation from the start," Ed Costley said. "Offensively we have to have more from our two scoring leaders and it wasn't anything that Moberly did to force our hand."
The Lady Bulldogs went 13-for-41 from the floor for the game. That included making 2-of-11 three-point attempts. As for the Lady Spartans, they went 25-for-53 from the floor and 7-for-19 from behind the three-point line.
What those numbers translated to was Moberly outscoring Mexico in every quarter. This included 16-13 in the first, 15-6 in the second and 17-10 in the third. The Lady Spartans then charted a 15-8 advantage in the fourth to officially claim this 28-point decision.
The Lady Bulldogs, 8-8 overall, 4-2 NCMC, are at Boonville on Friday.