Sunday , 22 April 2018

MCA Girls Basketball Team Defeats First Baptist, Set For Playoffs

Submitted by TSB Community

The McKinney Christian Academy Lady Mustangs rolled over First Baptist Academy this past week, 50-37, to finish district play in first place with a perfect 8-0 record.

They will take that unblemished record into the playoffs on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Mustangs will host Carrolton Christian Academy in a first round Bi-District playoff game Tuesday night, at 7 p.m. inside MCA’s Joshua’s Gymnasium.

The Mustangs jumped on the Saints early in their regular season finale Feb. 12 with an aggressive full court press in establishing an 18-5 first quarter lead. Captains Kaitlynn McAdams, Sidney Thompson, and Julie James led the charge scoring all of the Mustangs points on  with steals and layups. McAdams had nine points, James five, and Thompson four in the period. Playing without their Freshman standout Hannah Wilks, the Mustangs pushed on to a 25 -5 advantage before relenting on the press in the second. James led the second period with three more baskets while Soph backup Kaycee Zanetell got into the action with a three pointer from the right side and a bank shot off a feed from James. McAdams and Thompson added a bucket each as the Mustangs went into intermission up 19 at 33-14.

The starters returned briefly after the break and exerted some nice man to man defense, holding the Saints to 4 third quarter points while pushing the lead out to 45-18. James kept up her consistency with 6 additional points before retiring. Sarah Grubbs got into the scoring column with a couple of fast breaks and McAdams added another. The Mustangs bench played the majority of the fourth and the Saints began to convert on some shot opportunities. The Mustangs coasted in with the 50-37 win.

The Mustangs finished two games ahead of second place Dallas Lutheran, who defeated Brook Hill in the battle for second. The Mustangs record extends to 21-6 (8-0) having won 10 in a row and 12 of their last 13.

McAdams and James led the Mustangs with 18 and 17 points, respectively. McAdams, a two-time first team All District player playing in last regular season home game added 10 rebounds, five steals and three blocks to her most impressive Senior Night. James also had a solid line with 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Thompson, a two year starter and  MCA’s only other Senior was next with six points and had three points and three steals. Zanetell ended with five points. Grubbs had four points and five steals.

By Qtrs    1          2        H             3             4              Final

MCA         18        15     33        12             5                    50

FBA            5          9      14         4           19                   37


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