Lady Scouts face tough loss against Mustangs

Junior Olivia Couch prepares to pass the ball while senior Amber Belt posts up. Belt is the only senior on the team this year.

Madisen Paulson

The Lady Scouts were defeated 37-54 on Tues., Jan. 10 at their home game against the Raymond Central Mustangs.

Even though the game started out slow for the Scouts when they missed the tip, they ended up keeping a steady pace with the Mustangs throughout the rest of the quarter. As David City was trailing through some of the first, they pushed through and took the lead over the Mustangs to end the first quarter 10-7.

“I thought that we had a really solid film session on Monday night,” Head Coach Nathan Wall said. “And as a result, our girls were ready to play this one.”

Heading into the second quarter, the Lady Scouts started to fall short. While baskets were not only being missed, the Mustangs were also defending the basket which helped them pull through, ending the second quarter 27-17.

“I think that using more cuts, having better communication, and being able to communicate down the court will help us improve in the long run,” junior Lauren Hoeft said.

Throughout the third quarter, the Mustangs continued with the lead. David City still tried to push through, scoring a couple more points. The third quarter came to an end with the Mustangs still up by 17.

Putting in a different variety of girls in the fourth quarter, the Lady Scouts were able to score a few more points, finishing the game with a loss of 37-54.

“Moving our feet would have been a good advantage because they [Raymond Central] were fast,” junior Chaquoya Givens said. “We need to make better passes and play more like athletes.”  

The David City girls basketball team’s next game is away at Yutan on Tues., Jan. 24.