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Mount Vernon/Plankinton beats MCS girls

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PLANKINTON -- The Mitchell Christian girls' basketball team won in nearly every category except one -- the final score.

The Eagles suffered its fifth loss of the season after falling to Mount Vernon/Plankinton 44-43 Tuesday in Plankinton.

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"It was one of those nights where the shots weren't falling for us," Mitchell Christian coach Jackie VanLaecken said. "Defensively the girls played great and we moved the ball well, but we just couldn't finish our shots."

The Eagles (9-5) were led in scoring by Emily Reynen, who had 16 points. Becca Glanzer scored 11 points and Alexa VanLaecken brought down a game-high 18 rebounds of the team's 40. Brittany Zoss grabbed nine rebounds in the loss.

The Titans (5-12) were led by Megan Bultsma with 20 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. Bultsma also had seven blocks in the win and Payleen O'Day scored 14 points and had seven steals.

The Eagles travels to take on Menno at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, while the Eagles travel to play South Central Feb. 8 in Bonesteel.

MOUNT VERNON/PLANKINTON 44

MITCHELL CHRISTIAN 43

MCS (9-5)

Alexa VanLaecken 3 0-0 6; Becca Glanzer 3 2-2 11; Khiree Held 4 0-0 8; Emily Reynen 7 2-3 16; Brittany Zoss 1 0-0 2; Lindsay Thompson 0 0-0 0; Abbie Reynen 0 0-0 0; Ashley Glanzer 0 0-0 0; Totals: 18 4-6 43.

MVP (5-12)

Makaela Karst 0 0-0 0; Jordan Achterberg 1 0-0 2; Megan Bultsma 10 0-0 20; Payleen O'Day 6 0-0 14; Sachiko Risseeuw 2 0-0 4; Kallyn Prangley 1 2-2 4; Haley Hinker 0 0-0 0; Erin Denning 0 0-0 0; Dani Stoltz 0 0-0 0; Sarah Hill 0 0-0 0; Totlas 20 2-2 44.

MVP 15 23 36 44

MCS 14 24 39 43

3-point goals: MCS 5 (Becca Glanzer 2, Reynen 3), MVP 2 (O'Day 2); Rebounds: MCS 40 (VanLaecken 18, Zoss 9), MVP 35 (Bultsma 11); Assists: MCS 14 (VanLaecken 6), MVP 13 (Achterberg 5); Steals: MCS 12 (VanLaecken 6), MVP 8 (O'Day 7); Turnovers: MCS 10, MVP 18.

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