ROSALIA – Even if you perform well in other areas, a basketball team is going to struggle if they don’t put points on the board.
Such was the case here Tuesday night, as the Altoona-Midway High School boys’ team did not play poorly, but they could not score much offensively. The end result was a 46-29 loss at the hands of Flinthills High School.
“We made some strides forward tonight as far as taking care of the ball and being aggressive in the half court,” said AMHS head coach Justin Logan. “Our problem was we are still struggling to find the bottom of the net.
“We had that problem even from the charity stripe tonight,” he added. “We left a lot of points off the board tonight from the (free throw) line.”
Flinthills stormed out of the gates and let 15-3 after one period. The Mustangs increased the margin to 32-15 at the half. The Jets were able to manage a 14-14 deadlock in the final two periods.
“We dug ourselves a tough hole to dig out of in the first quarter,” Logan noted. “But we are still improving day by day. We are slowing beginning to look like a basketball team.”
Freshman Joshua Meigs led the Jets with 11 points. Dawson Ashmore and Clement Huffman each chipped in six, while Caden Carter finished with five points.
Taylor and Parker both reached double-digit scoring for Flinthills, netting 13 and 11, respectively.
Altoona-Midway will close out its pre-Christmas portion of the schedule Friday, traveling to Chetopa.