MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s girls were able to stay within reach of visiting Oswego High through the first quarter and a half Tuesday.
But foul trouble, coupled with illness, put the Wildcats behind the 8-ball from there.
Oswego, meanwhile, began to roll in the second period, capping a 19-8 run to lead 29-14 at the break. The Indians allowed only four points by Marmaton Valley from there in a 52-18 win.
“We were missing a key starter in Morgan Henry who does a lot for us,” Marmaton Valley head coach Kent Houk said. “Then we had two starters (Maggie Meiwes and Cheyanne Miller) go to the bench with three fouls early in the second quarter. When you only suit up eight girls, that hurts.
“But still, there’s no excuse for only scoring four points in one quarter and no points in another,” he continued. “They just kept us from scoring.”
Oswego’s lead stood at 42-18 after three periods. The Indians closed the game with a 10-0 run.
Alysha Westhoff scored seven points with four assists and two steals to lead Marmaton Valley. Miller pulled down six rebounds and Kayla McNutt had two steals.
Jessica Bates was a monster for the Indians with 25 points. Kali Ketterman followed with 10.
Marmaton Valley travels to Pleasanton Friday.
Marmaton Valley (6-8-4-0—18) (FG/3-pt): McNutt 3-0-3-6, Boyd 1-0-1-2, Miller 0-0-4-0, McEndree 0/1-0-3-3, Westhoff 2-3-3-7, Meiwes 0-0-4-0, Ford 0-0-4-0. TOTALS: 6/1-3-22-18.
Oswego (10-19-13-10—52) (FG/3-pt): Kitterman 2/2-0-5-10, Johnson 2-2-1-6, J. Nesbitt 1-5-3-7, K. Nesbitt 1-0-1-2, Bates 10-5-2-25. TOTALS: 17/2-12-12-52.
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