One bad quarter costly for McLoud
McLOUD — Jones, thanks largely to a 22-4 splurge in the second period, held off McLoud 67-59 Tuesday night.
After the first quarter ended in a tie at 18, Jones blitzed McLoud 22-4 for a 40-22 intermission edge. In the last four minutes of the second period, Jones went on an 18-1 scoring run.
McLoud (8-4) outscored Jones 20-12 in the third quarter and 17-15 down the stretch. McLoud got as close as six points in the last period.
Sophomore Jacob Jordan was McLoud’s offensive ringleader with 23 points, including seven 3-point field goals. Five of Jordan’s 3-pointers came in the second half, including four in the third quarter.
It was Jordan’s career scoring high.
McLoud hit 9 of 23 shots from 3-point range.
Tristan Crook of McLoud deposited 10 points, Brenden Howard had nine points and Luke Norwood finished with eight.
Crook and Norwood each posted a trey.
Jones improved to 7-6.
Jones 66, McLoud 19 (Girls)
Jones, 8-1 and ranked second in Class 3A, led 37-9 at the half.
The victors had four double-figure scorers while Lexie Boyer was McLoud’s high scorer with nine. Cheyenne Banks chipped in with seven points.
McLoud evened its record at 6-6.
Both McLoud teams will play at North Rock Creek Friday night.